Category Archives: Religion

Ex-judge: Protect Malaysia’s secular status

KUALA LUMPUR: A former Appeals Court judge has called on all Malaysians to defend the country’s status as a secular nation as aspired by Malaysia’s first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman. Mohd Hishamudin Yunus, who retired in 2015 after serving … Continue reading

Posted in Religion

Yeoh lodges report against lecturer over ‘Christian agenda’ claims

Selangor speaker Hannah Yeoh has lodged a police report against Universiti Utara Malaysia lecturer Kamarul Zaman Yusoff and websites which published allegedly defamatory statements against her and the DAP in relations to their purported Christianisation agenda. Yeoh in her report … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, 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

Posted in Crime, Religion

‘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

Posted in Religion, Royalty

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

Posted in Religion

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