The High Court recently held that Jawi’s actions in raiding Borders and seizing copies of an Irshad Manji book were illegal. The bookstore’s day in court reminds us how it falls on citizens to know the law and their rights to prevent state authorities from abusing power.
IF a picture paints a thousand words, then one wonders what description of Kedah its billboards are now painting. A drive down Lebuhraya Sultanah Bahiyah in Alor Setar reveals a succession of billboards for a variety of companies and products with slogans in Jawi script. In fact, one of the billboards promoting Media Prima-owned radio […]
(Paper image by Jay Lopez / sxc.hu; Penang map © 2009 Google Maps) PENANG, 15 June 2009: The Nibong Tebal DAP chief, Teh Hock Yong, today lodged four reports with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against Jawi assemblyperson Tan Beng Huat. Among others, Teh alleged that Tan had abused his power and used the state […]
DR Farish Noor is a prolific academic. The founder of The Other Malaysia project writes on the politics of Malaysia, Indonesia, Islamism, and old Malay hikayats with gusto and insight. He has been published everywhere. Well, nearly. It makes one wonder what he does to de-stress. “I repair old batik, I knit and I stitch,” […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 18 March 2009: Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today urged federal and state government officials to carry out their responsibilities in accordance with their professional code of ethics. They should not allow themselves to be made use of by political parties, he said. When debating the Supplementary Supply Bill 2009 at the […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 9 Jan 2009: The Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) has introduced a new marriage certificate which comes with security features to prevent forgery. Its director Datuk Che Mat Che Ali said the security features would be found in the logo, paper, words, microchip and serial number, thus making it difficult to forge […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 27 Nov 2008: Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, who alleged he was sodomised by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, went to the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs (Jawi) office here today. Mohamad Saiful Bukhari, who was accompanied by his father Azlan Mohd Lazim and lawyer Zamri Idrus, arrived at the office […]