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Can non-Muslims enter Muslim houses of worship?

Can non-Muslims enter Muslim houses of worship?

SERDANG member of Parliament Teo Nie Ching came under attack recently for visiting and speaking inside the prayer area of a surau on 22 Aug 2010. Umno and Perkasa leaders have accused her of desecrating the surau and not respecting the sanctity of Muslim houses of worship. Is this merely politics? Just what does Islam say about allowing non-Muslims inside mosques and suraus?

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A shared history of suffering

A shared history of suffering

ENTERING politics was just a matter of time for Malaysia’s youngest member of Parliament (MP), Teo Nie Ching. As her parents, sister and brother-in-law are all DAP members, discussions on political developments were common in the Teo household. Teo recalls how she was first invited to stand for elections as an MP. “It was just [...]

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Non-Muslim rights: What Rais can do

Non-Muslim rights: What Rais can do

Umno leaders should stop pretending that they are sensitive to Chinese [Malaysian] rights. There are sufficient gambling avenues available to non-Muslims to indulge their habits. The non-Muslim communities have never requested for more opportunities to gamble. [...]

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Teo Nie Ching (Serdang)

Teo Nie Ching (Serdang)

SERDANG Member of Parliament (MP) Teo Nie Ching’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (Source: parlimen.gov.my) Name: Teo Nie ChingConstituency: SerdangParty: DAP (Opposition) Years as MP: Since 2008Government post: None Party position: National publicity assistant secretary Membership of any parliamentary committee or caucus: Asean Inter-Parliamentary [...]

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Remembering Teoh Beng Hock

Remembering Teoh Beng Hock

Teoh Beng Hock (all pics courtesy of Teo Nie Ching) THERE are some people whom we have known for a long time yet it feels like we only met them yesterday. And then there are some people that we only just met, yet it feels like we have known them for a long time. My friendship [...]

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