ON 15 Dec 2010, 32 year-old Azwan Ismail, a Malay-Muslim Malaysian, posted a video on YouTube in which he declared, “I am gay and I’m OK.” One week later, he told the media that he feared for his life. And who could blame him? He now has the de facto minister of religion, the Perak […]
Can non-Muslims enter Muslim houses of worship?By Ding Jo-Ann
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?
Tracking RaisBy Deborah Loh
I THOUGHT of Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim the other day and reflected on the impact that man has in my life. He affects my work since I rely heavily on the internet. He affects my entertainment choices since I almost would not have been able to attend the Arthur’s […]
PAS Youth calls on govt to wipe out power abuse, graft
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 July 2009: PAS Youth today called on the government to make sure there is no abuse of power or corruption in the implementation of government policies to enable the economic liberalisation measures announced by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak achieve their objectives. PAS Youth information chief Suhaizan Kaiat said […]
MCA: What’s PR’s stand on NEP?
PETALING JAYA, 5 June 2009: The MCA has called on Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to clarify its stand with regard to the New Economic Policy (NEP) in light of PAS Youth’s call to maintain the 30% bumiputera quota for equity ownership. In a statement today, MCA spokesperson Lee Wei Kiat said PAS Youth’s call was inconsistent […]
PAS Youth wants to contest in Penanti
PENANG, 29 APRIL 2009: Penang PAS Youth reiterated its intention to field a candidate for the Penanti state assembly by-election on 31 May, although Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) had already named its candidate. Penang PAS Youth chief Mohd Hafiz Mohd Nordin said a meeting would be held with PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang […]