Category Archives: Religion

India issues second arrest warrant against Zakir Naik

KUALA LUMPUR: A court in India has issued a second non-bailable warrant of arrest against controversial preacher Zakir Naik. Indian authorities want to question him in connection with his alleged role in a terror-related case and over money laundering allegations. … Continue reading

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‘Muslims should give same respect they get to non-Muslims’

Johor sultanah Raja Zarith Sofia Sultan Idris Shah said Muslims must show the respect they get, to fellow Malaysians who are not the same faith as them. Taking to Facebook earlier today, Raja Zarith said Muslims in Malaysia are “very … Continue reading

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Imam apologises to Singapore’s Jews, Christians for “offensive remarks”

(File pix) An imam who made allegedly offensive remarks against Jews and Christians visited a synagogue here yesterday and acknowledged that his actions could have sparked distrust among the different faiths in the country, and extended an unconditional apology. Pix … Continue reading

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Ex-CJ: Muslims not asking for equality, just hudud

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS’ proposal to amend the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) is not unconstitutional as Article 8 of the Federal Constitution, which speaks about equality of the law, does not apply. This, according to former chief … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Bills, Religion

Sarawak BN objections may doom Act 355

 By Terence Netto COMMENT Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak could not have reckoned with the objections of BN component parties in Sabah and Sarawak to Act 355 when he announced last November that Umno would “take over” PAS president Hadi … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament, Religion, Sarawak

Court rules Sarawak Muslim convert has right to be Christian

Religious groups and supporters welcome the High Court’s decision. The applicant was not present in court on Thursday.  KUCHING: A Sarawakian Bidayuh who was converted to Islam as a child has been granted a declaration that he is a Christian … Continue reading

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Kit Siang on Hadi’s bill: Are Sarawak leaders anti-Islam too?

KUALA LUMPUR: If those who reject PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s bill to amend the Shariah Act are anti-Islam, then are Sarawak Muslim leaders also against the religion? This was the question posed by DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang, who … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, PAS, Religion, Sarawak