THE 31 March 2012 seminar for Pendidikan Islam teachers at the Johor education department, which originally claimed a Christian threat to Muslims, raises important ironies and questions. In a pluralistic public space, who gets to claim what, and why? Hwa Yue-Yi writes in her column, Work in Progress.
Sikhism and Taoism
Inter-religious council respects rulers’ decision on conversion
KUALA LUMPUR, 1 July 2009: The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism today expressed confidence that the Malay rulers will protect the interests of all Malaysians, both Muslims and non-Muslims, on the issue of conversion of minors to Islam. Its president, Datuk A Vaithilingam, said although they were disappointed that non-Muslim […]
“Non-Muslim claim to inheritance must be considered”By Deborah Loh
Corrected on 30 June 2009 at 7.50pm SHAH ALAM, 24 June 2009: The legal battle for Mohan Singh a/l Janot Singh’s body must also consider the right to inheritance of his non-Muslim next-of-kin, the High Court here heard today. Counsel for the Malaysian Consultative Council on Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST), Balwant Singh Sidhu, […]
Group to appeal to Council of Rulers over conversionsBy Zedeck Siew
KUALA LUMPUR, 22 April 2009: The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) will appeal to the Council of Rulers to help resolve the unilateral conversions of minors to Islam. “We call on the rulers to see that justice and fair play is done,” said MCCBCHST president Datuk A Vaithilingam at […]