Controversy Over Polygamy
The polygamy regulation in the proposed Aceh qanun has triggered debate. This is a result of the vague regulations on special autonomy.
The implementation of Islamic law (sharia) in Aceh always triggers controversy. After the fuss over caning, now everyone is talking about polygamy. It is time the government and the House of Representatives reevaluated the granting of too much special autonomy to Aceh. This special treatment has led to overzealous implementation of Islamic sharia.
Law No. 11/2006 on Governance in Aceh provides considerable authority for the province to i...