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Pluralism: The new bogey

Pluralism: The new bogey

THERE is a new threat against Muslims in Malaysia and its name is pluralism. But just what kind of threat does pluralism pose to Malaysian Muslims? And what are other nations, which also experience cultural and religious diversity, doing about pluralism that we may learn from them?

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Lessons from the Seksualiti Merdeka controversy

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Lessons from the Seksualiti Merdeka controversy

Open-ended vs. close-ended democracy?

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Liberating Palestine

Liberating Palestine

Book cover for Where the streets had a name (all pics courtesy of Pan MacMillan) THERE has been an outpouring of rage and sympathy from many Malaysians, from across the political divide, towards Israel’s recent bombardment of Gaza, Palestine. To gain a more nuanced perspective of the issue, The Nut Graph spoke exclusively with Australian [...]

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Kontroversi fatwa berterusan

Kontroversi fatwa berterusan

(© Ilker / sxc.hu) ADA perkembangan terbaru dalam isu fatwa di Malaysia. Tanggal 2 Dis 2008, Utusan Malaysia melaporkan yang Majlis Muzakarah Fatwa Kebangsaan mengaku tidak boleh memaksa kerajaan negeri mewartakan fatwa berkaitan rokok. Alasannya kerana kuasa mewartakan fatwa terletak di bawah Jabatan Mufti Negeri masing-masing. Sebelum ini, ahli parlimen PAS, Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa, [...]

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PKR’s politics

PKR’s politics

Harapan Baru (A New Dawn) is the theme for this year’s PKR congress THE results of the 8 March 2008 general election suggested that voters are not completely besotted with race-based politics. Since then, there has been encouraging talk about multi-racial politics and policies which respect all Malaysians as equal citizens. One of the proponents [...]

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Fatwas shouldn’t be law

Fatwas shouldn’t be law

(© Hayat Alyaqout / sxc.hu) SISTERS in Islam calls on the government to review the fatwa as an instrument of mandatory and binding rule-making in Malaysia. Our call is made on the grounds that fatwas having the automatic force of law: has no basis in Islamic legal theory and practice; conflict with the Federal Constitution; [...]

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