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Who is proselytising?

Who is proselytising?

A FEW weeks ago, I took an English friend to visit the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur before the zohor prayers. At the entrance, my friend, a practising Christian from the Church of England, was given a purple robe to wear — I assume because he was wearing knee-length shorts and I was in full-length [...]

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A police checkpoint on the way into the city, around noon. Its presence there was “not necessarily because of the GMP gathering”, according to an officer stationed there. “If no gathering, we’d still do it. It’s the weekend, and there might be mat rempits.”

Tear gas and arrests at GMP march

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 March 2009: Police fired tear gas and arrested several people during a march to Istana Negara today to protest the use of English in the teaching of maths and science. The march, involving more than 2,000 protesters, was organised by the Movement for the Abolition of the Teaching of Mathematics and Science [...]

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Tear gas and arrests at GMP march (Updated 7.25pm)

Tear gas and arrests at GMP march (Updated 7.25pm)

(Updated 7 March 2009, 7.25pm) 39 KUALA LUMPUR, 7 March 2009: Police fired tear gas and arrested several people during a march to Istana Negara today to protest the use of English in the teaching of maths and science. The march, involving more than 2,000 protesters, was organised by the Movement for the Abolition of [...]

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