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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Syariah Court, What is Your Priority?

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Divorce, child support and alimony are the 3 most reasons why couple go back and forth in the court. Being a Muslim in a muslim country such as Malaysia, all things related to the religion are handled by the Syariah Court. Islam is a fair religion and does not discriminate women. That, I truly believe. Unfortunately, most (not all but most, ok?) of the people running these religious agencies are nowhere close in being fair to women. Especially divorced women, be it with or without children.

I am sure that I am not alone in thinking this way. How many men that you know of personally, after they are divorced, actually pay child support voluntarily? And why should anybody have to go to court to get child support on the first place anyway? Are they not your children too? The ones getting divorced are you and your spouse. Not you and the children. How could anybody treat their own children that way? And yet they call themselves a muslim! If any of you readers fall into that category, I have this to say to you, "SHAME ON YOU!".

The scenario is of course different for non muslims especially in non muslim countries where it is the women who have the upper hands and they would use the children to get back to their exes by giving minimum or no access at all to the children. Again, not all and sometimes the situations are such that minimum or none at all are for the best interest of the children. (Think of abusive, drugs or alcohol addicts). But that is another story for another day.

Today it is all about the picture above of a woman who had gone to the syariah court to fight for the child support that the ex husband had conveniently failed to pay totalling to RM50,000 (USD14,500). Sounds like a normal case huh? Well, it should be except that instead of being angry that child support was not paid to her, the judge was angry at how she was dressed! This is what the judge said to her,

“You are not here for a photo shoot. Wearing a vest over a blouse makes it look as if you are going for war,” said Saarani (the judge), before telling Shafnie’s lawyer to advise her client on the dress code for appearing in a Syariah court.

What. The. Hell.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Looking for something, Mate?

I can't help laughing when I read this news on this morning. I am just going to copy and paste the whole story and let you read and judge it for yourself.

KEMAMAN: A burglar entered a house-turned-grocery shop, thinking he was in for a killing. He nearly got himself killed instead.

The owner, who was away to celebrate Hari Raya Haji returned home yesterday morning to find the burglar trapped in the house for 72 hours without food and water.

The intruder was fatigued and dehydrated when the owner and his wife returned to the shop in Kampung Binjai from their hometown in Kota Baru.

The couple, in their early 50s, found the burglar lying in a room, clasping his hands in an apologetic gesture for his wrongdoing.

The owner, instead of calling the police, decided to call an ambulance to rush the burglar to the nearest hospital.

When interrogated later, the 36-year-old burglar told investigating officers that he had sneaked into the house after realising the owner was out.

The burglar, who entered via the back door, claimed that he was blinded once he was inside and felt like he was in a cave.

“Each time I wanted to flee, I felt a ‘supernatural figure’ shoving me to the ground,’’ he told police.

He claimed this was his first time experiencing such trauma during a break-in.

The burglar had no choice but to stay put in the room for three days as his shouts for help were in vain.

Kemaman Deputy police chief Deputy Supt Abdul Marlik Hakim Johar said the couple lodged a police report on the same day.

He said the burglar was warded at the Kemaman Hospital and his condition is stable.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Twilight The Movie

I have never heard of Twilight until the movie. Then I was told that it was based on the Twilight series of books. And being a vampire buff myself (vampire, not goth!), I knew that I had to watch the movie. At first I was skeptical since the movie is basically a teenager's story. You know, the ones where the main characters are all teenagers? My mind was already thinking of BH90210, The Hill and etc etc. And I shuddered.

So last Saturday, we went down to The Block to watch the movie. For a 11.20am show, the theater room was pretty pack. The previews before the movie were not that great and I was already thinking, "Oh my. This is going to be one long boring movie!". Then the movie started. And I was hooked. Straight from the beginning to the end.

This is a really good love-story movie but without the unnecessary distractions like excessively sex-scenes or excessively gory scenes with excessively high-school dramas. Also the most important part in any love-story is there should be chemistry between the main characters. And boy, do these 2 have it or what! They really have good chemistry in the movie that you feel for and drawn to them.

I must say that this is a really good family movie. The boys/men might not be into this kind of movie since it is after all, a love-story but do watch this with your girlfriends and/or daughters/nieces. You won't need to cover their eyes or ears since like I said earlier, there is no sex/gory scenes. As for me, now I am going to try find all the books. I am THAT hooked!

p.s Did I mentioned that I even like the songs in the movies?

p.p.s Did you also know that there are gonna be sequels?