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Remembering colonialism

Remembering colonialism

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 June 2011: The Malay peninsula was colonised exactly 500 years ago this year, and its significance in our history should be marked in some way by universities and scholars, lawyer Tommy Thomas said. “We should be having public seminars and academic conferences to remember and discuss this aspect of our history on […]

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Do secular laws benefit Muslims?

Do secular laws benefit Muslims?

“IN order for me to embrace, fully and publicly, my African-American, feminist lesbian identity, I didn’t believe I could simultaneously embrace, fully and publicly, my Muslim identity,” Aishah Shahidah Simmons tells The Nut Graph. “But given all the repression I’ve faced as an African-American, feminist lesbian, I have so many privileges in the world as […]

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Najib: M’sia welcomes Obama’s plan

PUTRAJAYA, 11 June 2009: Although United States President Barack Obama is keen on forging closer relations with the Islamic world, what is important now is to take concrete actions to realise the plan, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. “I think his speech was good, but it is important to back it with concrete […]

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M’sia seeks return of two Guantanamo detainees

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 May 2009: Malaysia has expressed its hope to the United States for the return of two citizens currently held at the US-operated military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.   The matter was raised during a bilateral meeting yesterday between Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman and his counterpart Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at […]

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S’gor Sultan recuperating after surgery

SHAH ALAM, 5 May 2009: The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, is recuperating steadily following a 10-hour open heart surgery at the Stanford University Medical Centre in Palo Ato, California on 2 May. The sultan’s private secretary Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani said Sultan Sharafuddin had now been tranferred from the hospital’s intensive-care unit […]

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PM anticipates new US attitude towards Muslims

DOHA, 21 Jan 2009: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said today he hoped that the United States administration under new president Barack Obama would pave the way towards a new US attitude when addressing problems faced by the Muslim world. “I welcome his inaugural speech and I am sure there will be […]

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