Category Archives: Religion

Johor Ruler wants ties with Jakim cut

BATU PAHAT: Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar (pic) ordered the state Islamic Religious Department (JAIJ) to stop dealing with the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim). He also directed JAIJ to carry out checks on Muslim preachers in … Continue reading

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Why do popes change their names?

  By Billy Ryan Within the Church, there is no strict doctrine or catechism that requires a newly elected Supreme Pontiff to take on a new name after their inauguration ceremony. In fact, for hundreds of years a new pope … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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