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Insulting Muslims 101

Insulting Muslims 101

HOW does one insult Islam in Malaysia? And how does one insult Muslims in Malaysia? Over the past few years and increasingly over the past months, the state, politicians and pressure groups like Perkasa have demonstrated just how to do either one or both. For the most part, these incidents are an insult to Muslims […]

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Muslims serving alcohol: Ban or no ban?

Muslims serving alcohol: Ban or no ban?

THE Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ)’s recent ruling disallowing businesses that serve alcohol from hiring Muslims has raised many questions. Is it a law? A guideline? Just advice? Has it been rescinded? Who enacted the law that the ruling is based on? Why wasn’t it enforced before? And why the furore now?

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Chinese Malaysians in Galas

Chinese Malaysians in Galas

ONE thing many were waiting to see from the recent Galas by-election was whether Chinese Malaysians would continue supporting Pakatan Rakyat (PR). After all, that has largely been the trend for this ethnic group in almost all by-elections since the 2008 general election. It was not to be. In fact, Chinese Malaysian support for Barisan […]

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When alcohol trumps polygamy

When alcohol trumps polygamy

LET’S assume that in a democracy, the purpose of journalism is to provide the public with accurate and reliable information to function as individuals and members of society. By this definition, Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia should then be an accurate and reliable provider of public interest information to Malay-speaking readers across the nation. During the period […]

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PAS’s dance with alcohol

PAS’s dance with alcohol

“Zaid committed a personal sin when he consumed alcohol. If he has repented and Allah accepts it, his sins are forgiven.” PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali, on character assassinations against Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)’s candidate for Hulu Selangor, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, for his alcohol-drinking. Mustafa called Zaid’s detractors “unprofessional”, and reminded them not to forget […]

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Torture by any other fashion

Torture by any other fashion

IF we were to believe everything we read, one would think that torture or degrading behaviour, if done differently, would no longer constitute torture or degrading behaviour. Indeed, this is what Pahang’s Mufti Department would want Muslims and non-Muslims to believe. Scan of New Straits Times report on syariah caning On 26 Oct 2009, the […]

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