Former judge to speak on Sikh women’s legal rights

Seminar | Women's Legal Rights in Malaysia | Saturday | 16 Sept 2017 | 4pm-6.30pm | Location: Kelab Aman, KL | Organiser: Sikh Welfare Society Malaysia

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| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 13 Sept 2017 | Asia Samachar |

Former judge Jagjit Singh will be the key speaker at the Women’s Legal Rights in Malaysia seminar organised by the Sikh Welfare Society Malaysia (SWSM) on Saturday (16 Sept 2017) at Kelab Aman in Kuala Lumpur. The seminar is from 4pm to 6.30pm.

“We want our women to know and understand their rights. We are also trying to ensure that foreign wives married to Malaysians also receive the information,” SWSM president Tarlochan Sigh Dhaliwal told Asia Samachar.

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The event is sponsored by the Malaysian Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and is supported by the Malaysian Sikh Union (MSU). Asia Samachar is the event media partner.

Jagjit is now a commissioner at the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC).

Former deputy minister Chew Mei Fun has been invited as the guest of honour of the event.

In June, Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC) organised a one-day seminar on educational and empowerment of Sikh women and youth, and marriage counselling in Ipoh, Perak. One of its speakers were Dr Daleleer Kaur Randawar, a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

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1 COMMENT

  1. It is long overdue for women to take direct action against their abusers. They should stop asking or apealing to men or male dominated societies and customs biased against women and pro men as little if any improvement has happened in the past or expected to improve in the future.
    Several countries had women PM-MINISTERS-PROFESSIONALS but there appears to be little improvement in the treatment of women.
    Rapits and women abusers still either get no punishment or token punishment.
    Even the speakers of this seminar are men which may indicate women still may not have courage and confidence for self protection.
    Please see my article titled WOMEN ARE PROPERTY OF MEN which was published in Asia Sanachar some time back.
    WOMEN CAN START BY DUMPING-NAMING-SHAMING ABUSIVE MEN AND THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS INCLUDING WOMEN MEMBERS WHO SUPPORT THEM
    Another mode would be in cases of children in divorce cases the WIVES SHOULD GIVE THE CHILDREN TO THE HUSBANDS as MEN CLAIM THAT AS FATHERS THE CHILDREN MUST HAVE FATHER’s NAMES. So give them to be responsible for them as children in today’s world are FINANCIAL LIABILITIES. There should not be any emotional burden as most sons and daughters are seldom known to support their divorced mothers who may generally be deemed to be burdens exceptl until they can play the role of FREE MAIDS-COOKS-CLEANERS-BABY SITTERS.
    Sadly WOMEN’S GREATEST ENEMIES ARE ALSO WOMEN WHO SUPPORT THEIR MENFOLK.
    Women have my sympathies. My views based on personal experiences and those of near/dear ones and friends and media reports.
    DIVORCE RATE AMONG SIKHS IS PERCEIVED TO BE 50% AND VICTIMS ARE WOMEN with children and husbands marrying again soon after.
    I am willing to discuss with anyone my views but PLEASE DO NOT BE PERSONAL.
    Gur Fateh

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