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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: On the “Allah” judgement

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: On the “Allah” judgement

The Court of Appeal’s ruling in support of the government’s ban on non-Muslims using “Allah” was not unexpected. Dr Wong Chin Huat spells out the judgment’s far-reaching implications and posits that Sabahans and Sarawakians are the ones who are now poised to show Putrajaya what Malaysia needs most.

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“Allah” issue: The battle over Bahasa

“Allah” issue: The battle over Bahasa

The “Allah” issue is likely to spark partisan jockeying and deep division until we build consensus on a fundamental question. Is our national language of Bahasa Melayu – or is it Bahasa Malaysia – the language of all Malaysians or does it just belong to those who profess Islam and practice Malay customs?

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Seksualiti Merdeka: Threat to national security?

Seksualiti Merdeka: Threat to national security?

ON 1 March 2012, the High Court dismissed Seksualiti Merdeka‘s leave application to judicially review a police ban on their annual festival. The November 2011 festival was banned under section 27A(1)(c) of the Police Act. The section (since superseded by the Peaceful Assembly Act) allowed the police to stop any activity on private premises “likely […]

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Muslim women can’t join beauty pageants?’

Muslim women can’t join beauty pageants?’

“Adalah haram bagi wanita Islam menyertai apa-apa jenis pertandingan ratu cantik.” Selangor fatwa gazetted 11 May 1995. (Source: e-fatwa.gov.my) Click on image for bigger version (Source: Ann Fiona Ratu Cantik 1Malaysia 2010, Utusan Malaysia, 24 May 2010) Read previous Found in Quotation The Nut Graph needs your support

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Tracking Rais

Tracking Rais

I THOUGHT of Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim the other day and reflected on the impact that man has in my life. He affects my work since I rely heavily on the internet. He affects my entertainment choices since I almost would not have been able to attend the Arthur’s […]

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In limbo over Indonesian maids

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Aug 2009: The uncertainty of getting Indonesian maids is causing much uneasiness among Malaysian women, who work outside the home, who have grown dependent on them. A random Bernama survey revealed that many women who earn a living outside the home have taken leave to tend to their homes while others are […]

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