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What the film censors want

What the film censors want

WHO would have thought that on the issue of film censorship, Malaysia and the US would have so much in common? Just look at the Home Ministry’s updated film censorship guidelines, which took effect on 15 March 2010. The four broad areas covered are: public peace and security; the religious; the socio-cultural; and manners and […]

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The Islamic state we deserve?

The Islamic state we deserve?

ON 9 Feb 2010, history was made in Malaysia when three Muslim women were caned at Kajang prison for “illicit sex”, a syariah offence. Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the caning was done according to the law, and claimed it “did not result in any wound on [the women’s] bodies”. Hishammuddin must have […]

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#yorais boleh!

#yorais boleh!

(Logo Twitter © Twitter.com)HANYA Allah yang tahu betapa saya cuba mengawal pergerakan jari saya pada 19 Jan 2010. Akhirnya saya tumbang dan terus menaip: “Rais is so ancient, when the animals went in two by two he said, ‘Nanti kalau diorang berkhalwat macam mana?’ #yorais.” Lepas itu saya ingat saya akan lega, buang tabiatlah katakan. […]

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PAS tetap konsisten

PAS tetap konsisten

PAS memang konsisten. Malah, baru-baru ini nampaknya Dewan Pemuda PAS Pusat bukan saja konsisten tentang isu di Malaysia, tetapi juga isu di negara lain seperti UK dan Iran. Dalam kenyataan media pada 9 Dis 2009, Pemuda PAS “mengutuk keras tindakan Liga Pertahanan Inggeris (EDL) yang membangkitkan sentimen perkauman dan anti-Islam di kalangan rakyat Britain”. Pada […]

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Whipping violates human rights

Whipping violates human rights

SISTERS in Islam (SIS) urges the government to review whipping of women as a form of judicial punishment by the syariah courts. Whipping constitutes further discrimination against Muslim women in Malaysia and violates constitutional guarantees of equality and non-discrimination. Only Pahang, Perlis and Kelantan provide whipping of women under their Syariah Criminal Offences Code. Whipping […]

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Enter Islamism

Enter Islamism

A CORRUPT and lavish ruling elite. A police force with unlimited powers. An unpopular, despotic leader who uses the constitutional monarchy to subvert the democratic process. An increasingly angry population that rallies around a charismatic, religious opposition leader who espouses the ideals of democracy and justice. Sounds like Malaysia? Well, it’s not — this was […]

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