Reflection on Ramadan, fasting and al-Alaq – a non-Muslim view

PUCHONG: May 6, 2019 is the first day of Ramadan in the Hijrah year of 1440. Muslims worldwide abstain from food and drinks from sunrise to sunset for a month before they celebrate Aidilfitri in the month of Syawal.  Fasting,

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Kadir: Probe Johor royal family

PUCHONG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s media advisor, Tan Sri Kadir Jasin has called upon the Royal Malaysian Police and the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to probe into Johor royal family’s Mados Sdn Bhd. In a Facebook posting earlier

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No cabinet reshuffle, Dr Mahathir clears the air, denying rumours

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reiterated in strong terms today that he will not reshuffle his Cabinet, even after one year of Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) administration. In a group interview ahead of the coalition’s anniversary of its electoral

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Dr. Mahathir slams TMJ as ‘stupid’ as escalating Johor-Putrajaya spat

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today used his strongest language yet on Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, calling the vocal Johor crown prince who is better known as TMJ as “stupid”, threatening to escalate a public spat between them.

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Govt to ensure no opportunity for ‘another 1MDB’

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will ensure there is no opportunity for “another 1MDB” to rear its ugly head in the country, whether by the current leadership or any future leadership, that becomes corrupt with power. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng

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Warisan members urged to close ranks, strengthen party unity

PENAMPANG: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal called on members to close ranks thereby strengthening party unity after the election of the Warisan Supreme Council Members for the 2019/2021 term. He said Warisan was a family

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Tengku Maimun takes oath of office as Chief Justice before King

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, today presented the instrument of appointment to the new Chief Justice, Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, at Istana Negara. Tengku Maimun, a former Federal Court judge and the

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Use RTM to reach Malay base, Pakatan

KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan government needs to use RTM to reach out to the wider Malay base to make its progressive reform agenda a reality. “RTM has a wide reach on the Malay base. They should stop being defensive

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Robertson: Condemns Ministry of Education honoring Brunei’s Sultan

BANGKOK: Human Rights Watch Asia’s Deputy Director Phil Robertson condemns the Malaysian Ministry of Education chair honoring Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah “leadership” in shariah law which focuses on stoning people to death, whipping & amputations. ” Why is #Malaysia‘s Ministry

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Police to investigate organisers of ‘Protect Islam’ rally

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will call up the organisers of the Rally to Defend the Sovereignty of Islam and the Constitution at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman here yesterday, which was said to be without the approval of the authorities. Without elaborating,

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