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Understanding state government SOPs

Understanding state government SOPs

Was the MBPJ inspection of the Bible Society of Malaysia’s premises, right after they had been illegally raided by Jais, justifiable? And what are the larger issues surrouding both the Jais raid and the council’s action?

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Is Christianity what threatens Malaysia?

Is Christianity what threatens Malaysia?

THE 31 March 2012 seminar for Pendidikan Islam teachers at the Johor education department, which originally claimed a Christian threat to Muslims, raises important ironies and questions. In a pluralistic public space, who gets to claim what, and why? Hwa Yue-Yi writes in her column, Work in Progress.

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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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Treating religious minorities with respect

Treating religious minorities with respect

REV Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), was recently in Kuala Lumpur for the 13th general assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia. Tveit has been heavily involved in interfaith dialogue as moderator of the Church of Norway-Islamic Council of Norway. He was also co-chair of the WCC […]

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Scholar: Don’t define ethnicity by religion

Scholar: Don’t define ethnicity by religion

MoucarryKUALA LUMPUR, 5 Mar 2010: Defining an ethnic group in religious terms can lead to oppression and arrogance, an Islamic studies expert said at a public lecture about Islam and Christianity in the Middle East. Speaking at an International Institute for Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) lecture on 3 March, Dr Chawkat Moucarry said such definitions […]

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“Allah” dan dakyah Kristian

“Allah” dan dakyah Kristian

(Gambar buku oleh Ivan Petrov; gambar sembahyang oleh Adrian Van Leen / sxc.hu) SALAH satu alasan penganut Islam yang menentang penggunaan kalimah “Allah” oleh orang bukan Islam di Malaysia ialah perbuatan ini akan mengelirukan umat Islam. Ini pula kerana kononnya terdapat konspirasi Kristian untuk menyesatkan orang Islam supaya mereka murtad dan memeluk agama Kristian. Dan […]

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