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The rise of Muslim NGOs

The rise of Muslim NGOs

IT was to be expected that the cabinet decision on unilateral conversion of minors to Islam by a Muslim-convert parent would be opposed. Indeed, less than a week after the cabinet decision, the coalition of Muslim non-governmental organisations (NGOs) known as Pembela criticised the decision. Abim logo Pembela comprises more than 50 Muslim NGOs, and […]

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Cabinet’s conversion decision opposed (Updated 12.35am)

Cabinet’s conversion decision opposed (Updated 12.35am)

(Updated 30 April 2009, 12.35am) KUALA LUMPUR, 29 April 2009: The coalition of Muslim non-governmental organisations known as Pembela has described the cabinet decision against unilateral conversion of minors as “knee-jerk” and “lacking in sense”. “The decision only temporarily alleviates the anxieties of one party, but creates more anxieties and questions for other parties,” Pembela […]

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Agitating Malay Muslims

Agitating Malay Muslims

OVER the past year, several Malay-Muslim groups have been in the headlines. From lawsuits filed against the DAP’s Teresa Kok for allegedly insulting Islam, to campaigns responding to the crisis in Gaza, the defence of Islam and Malay rights has occuppied the national attention, sometimes in frightening ways. Just what are these groups about? What […]

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