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Housewife charged with six counts of insulting Islam

SEPANG: A housewife was charged in separate Sessions Courts here today with six counts of uploading offensive postings on Islam. Fadilah Hamid, 42, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges. \She was alleged to have committed the offences on

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Peter Rowan’s proclaiming the peacemaker and seeking reconciliation

In June 2006, an Irishman Peter Rowan got the last of 3,042 questionnaires completed by Christians in 17 Protestant churches in Malaysia. The questionnaire, with 18 questions, was designed to explore respondents’ attitudes to the church’s role in society. Months

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Ground shifts in Indonesia’s economy as conservative Islam takes root

JAKARTA: Arie Untung, a former video jockey for the Indonesian offshoot of MTV, says he used to drink alcohol regularly and – back then – was a jeans-clad, spiky-haired rocker who was only a nominal Muslim. But he says his

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The contributions of Islam and Confucianism to ethics in the 21st century

I am delighted to join all of you at this conference. Although it is organised by the old members of two well-known universities of Malaysia and China – the International Islamic University Malaysia and Peking University – today’s event is

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Rais: Reject ‘Arabism’, preserve Malay culture

Former minister Tan Sri Rais Yatim urged Malaysians to reject ‘Arabism’ to preserve Malay culture in the country. Based on a report in Free Malaysia Today, Rais said that not many would dare to talk about separating Arabic culture from

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Hadi: Asset declaration is a socialist-communist idea, PSM elated

PUCHONG: Asset declaration is a communist and socialist idea, claims PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. Speaking to reporters in Marang today, Hadi also claimed that the recent move to compel MPs to declare their assets was due to

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What’s wrong being liberals?

I am going to call a spade a spade. Based on his pronouncements, I must declare that the Johor State Islamic Affairs, Agriculture and Rural Development committee chairman Tosrin Jarvanthi to be dangerous and possibly an extremist.  He is labelling

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PAS: Islam is against asset declarations

KUALA LUMPUR:  Islam is against declaration of wealth as it would risk security issues, claims PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man. He cited from the Hadith, claiming that Prophet Muhammad had said that when God has given one

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Sowing hatred will depict Islam negatively

PUCHONG: Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin has urged Muslims against sowing hatred against others as it would depict Islam in a negative light. “We may disagree with some on certain issues, but it is vital for us to be

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Unilateral conversion: Appellate Court to appeal on Oct 29

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has rescheduled the hearing of the appeals by the Federal Territory Registrar of Muallaf and a Muslim-convert mother against a High Court’s decision to quash the unilateral conversion of her two children to Islam to

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