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“We were not an ordinary country”

“We were not an ordinary country”

HAD history not intervened, Emeritus Prof Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim might have been a footballer. Of his youth, Khoo said he would have been content getting a simple job as long as he could have gone on playing soccer competitively even though there was no money in the sport back in the 1950s. [...]

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Leaving religious extremism

Leaving religious extremism

Maajid Nawaz (Pic courtesy of Quilliam Foundation) FORMER British Muslim extremist Maajid Nawaz told The Nut Graph in an interview published yesterday about how he embraced radical Islamic thought. In this second and final part of an e-mail interview, the former Hizb ut-Tahrir member talks about how he began renouncing extremism after his arrest in [...]

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Becoming a Muslim radical

Becoming a Muslim radical

Maajid Nawaz (Pic courtesy of Quilliam Foundation) BRITISH-BORN Pakistani Maajid Nawaz , 31, is director and co-founder of the London-based Quilliam Foundation, which describes itself as the world’s first counter-extremism think-tank. Based in London, the foundation was founded by “former leading ideologues of UK-based extremist Islamist organisations”. Once a member himself of the international pan-Islamist [...]

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Uthayakumar’s bid to move sedition trial to High Court dismissed

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 Oct 2009: The High Court today dismissed lawyer P Uthayakumar’s application to transfer his sedition trial from the Sessions Court to the High Court. Justice Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah said Uthayakumar’s main argument that the case involved complicated issues in law held no merit. He said Sessions Court judges had all [...]

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Sodomy laws: A British import

Sodomy laws: A British import

Portrait of Henry VIII (public domain, Wiki Commons) TO understand the origins of Malaysia’s sodomy laws, a short trip down British history is required. Henry VIII (1491-1547), the most handsome man in all of Christendom, tried for some years to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon to marry Anne Boleyn. A spectacular and violent [...]

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Allowance increased five-fold

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 July 2009: Members of the security forces who have been decorated by the nation received a gift on Warrior’s Day today in the form of a 500% increase in their monthly allowance. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in making the announcement, said the new rates would take effect from 1 July [...]

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