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Uncovered women to blame for crimes against other women, Jawi says in Friday sermon

By   /  September 4, 2015  /  English News  /  Comments Off on Uncovered women to blame for crimes against other women, Jawi says in Friday sermon

A typical gathering for the Friday sermon at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — A Friday sermon by Federal Territories’ Islamic authorities today blamed women who do not cover their “aurat,” or intimate body parts, for causing social ills that would affect even those who […]

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Khalid unfazed by possible no-confidence motion by Pakatan assemblymen

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  English News  /  Comments Off on Khalid unfazed by possible no-confidence motion by Pakatan assemblymen

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Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (pic) said today that he was not worried if a motion of no-confidence was tabled at the state legislative assembly by Pakatan Rakyat members to remove him. The Selangor Menteri Besar said there is a provision in the state constitution for it and it was not a problem if the […]

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SELANGOR GOVERNMENT POWERLESS OVER JAIS WHEN MUSLIMS INVOLVED, SAYS KHALID

By   /  July 8, 2014  /  English News  /  Comments Off on SELANGOR GOVERNMENT POWERLESS OVER JAIS WHEN MUSLIMS INVOLVED, SAYS KHALID

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The Selangor government is powerless when the state Islamic Religious ‎Department (Jais) takes action against Muslims in the state, said Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim. According to Selangorkini, the Menteri Besar said Jais must refer to the state government and executive council (exco) only when it took action against non-Muslims. “When Muslims are involved, Jais […]

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Stay out of Christian affairs, Sabah Christian movement tells Putrajaya

By   /  July 7, 2014  /  English News  /  5 Comments

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Perpaduan Anak Negeri Sabah (PAN) has a simple message for Putrajaya and its Department of Islamic Development (Jakim): you have your religion and we have ours, don’t tell us what to do or what to believe. PAN chairperson Pastor Esther Golingi told The Malaysian Insider that all it took was for Christians to be left […]

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HUDUD PENALTIES NEEDED TO SAFEGUARD ISLAM, JAIS SAYS IN SERMON

By   /  July 7, 2014  /  English News  /  Comments Off on HUDUD PENALTIES NEEDED TO SAFEGUARD ISLAM, JAIS SAYS IN SERMON

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Criminal penalties prescribed by hudud law such as chopping off hands and stoning to death are needed to safeguard Islamic principles and way of life, the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) said today. In its weekly Friday sermon, Jais listed down the five basic tenets of Islamic principles — guarding one’s faith, life, mind, dignity/lineage […]

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MAIS MAY KEEP UP BIBLE ‘WITCH HUNT’ IN BID TO TEST LAW’S LIMITS, LAWYER FEARS

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  English News  /  Comments Off on MAIS MAY KEEP UP BIBLE ‘WITCH HUNT’ IN BID TO TEST LAW’S LIMITS, LAWYER FEARS

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Selangor’s religious authorities may continue the controversial “witch hunt” for bibles containing the word “Allah” in their desire to cement the state enactment that empowers them to do so, said one legal expert. Civil rights lawyer Andrew Khoo expressed concern that the Selangor Non-Islamic Religions (Control of Propagation Among Muslims) Enactment 1988 may continue to […]

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MB LASHES OUT AT DAP DUO FOR CONDEMNING SELANGOR GOVT

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  English News  /  Comments Off on MB LASHES OUT AT DAP DUO FOR CONDEMNING SELANGOR GOVT

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Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has lashed out at two DAP leaders for condemning the state government over water disruptions in several districts and other issues. Khalid said he was dumbfounded that state DAP chief and PJ Utara MP Tony Pua and former state executive councillor Ronnie Liu (pic), were ignorant of the […]

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Lift the ban on ‘Allah’, Sarawak Christian leader urges Putrajaya

By   /  June 29, 2014  /  English News  /  Comments Off on Lift the ban on ‘Allah’, Sarawak Christian leader urges Putrajaya

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The fact that three out of a seven-man Federal Court bench gave dissenting judgments on the recent “Allah” case is an indication there are cogent grounds for the decision to be reviewed by another panel of the apex court, said a Christian leader from Sarawak. Archbishop John Ha of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kuching […]

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DO YOU WANT ANOTHER MAY 13, ZUL NOORDIN ASKS ‘EXTREMISTS’ WHO QUESTION ALLAH DECISION

By   /  June 27, 2014  /  English News  /  6 Comments

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Former Perkasa deputy president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin has labelled those who commented against the recent Federal Court ruling on the Allah issue as “rude and insolent” and questioned whether these people wanted another May 13-like riots. He said not only did these religious extremists show disrespect to the Federal Court decision, they had challenged the […]

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‘I’M AGAINST MAIS’ CHAUVINIST INTERPRETATION OF ISLAM’

By   /  June 27, 2014  /  English News  /  Comments Off on ‘I’M AGAINST MAIS’ CHAUVINIST INTERPRETATION OF ISLAM’

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PAS Shah Alam Member of Parliament Khalid Samad said the executive powers of the Selangor Islamic Religious Council  (Mais) must be curbed to protect Islam and the sanctity of the royal institution. “Prophet Muhammad himself respected the rights of people of other faiths. “Muslims don’t believe in the Bible or the Torah, but we respect […]

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NOH OMAR DENIES UMNO BEHIND BIBLE SEIZURE, CALLS PAS LAWMAKER A DRUNKARD

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  English News  /  Comments Off on NOH OMAR DENIES UMNO BEHIND BIBLE SEIZURE, CALLS PAS LAWMAKER A DRUNKARD

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Umno Selangor leader Datuk Noh Omar has denied his party was behind the controversial raid and seizure of Malay and Iban Bibles from the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) six months ago. He said the accusations made against Umno by Selangor PAS deputy commissioner Khalid Samad were baseless and that he had twisted the facts. […]

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CHARGE PAS LEADERS WITH SEDITION, SAYS PERKASA

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  English News  /  Comments Off on CHARGE PAS LEADERS WITH SEDITION, SAYS PERKASA

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Malay rights group Perkasa wants several PAS leaders to be charged under the Sedition Act for wanting to amend the enactment which allows the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) to directly control the state’s religious authorities. Selangor Perkasa chief Abu Bakar Yahya said the action by PAS leaders was no different than challenging the royal […]

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Jais now passes the buck on the seized Bibles to Selangor MB

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  English News  /  Comments Off on Jais now passes the buck on the seized Bibles to Selangor MB

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The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) has pushed the contentious issue of the seized Bibles back to the Selangor Menteri Besar, saying any decision on the holy books lies with Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim. An officer from the office of Jais deputy enforcement director Mohd Shazihan Ahmad said that any questions or comments about […]

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Latest ‘Allah’ ruling gives more bite for states to curtail non-Muslims’ freedom, warn lawyers

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  English News  /  Comments Off on Latest ‘Allah’ ruling gives more bite for states to curtail non-Muslims’ freedom, warn lawyers

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The 10-point solution which Putrajaya brokered in 2011 to allow Christians in East Malaysia to use the word “Allah” in their Bibles and religious practices has no legal force in the light of Monday’s ruling by the Federal Court, lawyers say. They said the 10-point solution now flies in the face of the legal principles […]

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MUSLIMS MUST EITHER RESPECT A-G ON SEIZED BIBLES OR GO TO COURT, SAY LAWYERS

By   /  June 22, 2014  /  English News  /  1 Comment

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Islamic religious authorities and Muslim civil society in Selangor should either accept the attorney-general’s decision not to prosecute the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) or challenge it in court, lawyers said, but it was ill-advised to mock him with open defiance. They said the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) and Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) […]

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MAIS, JAIS NO BASIS FOR COURT ORDER ON BIBLES DISPOSAL, BAR COUNCIL SAYS

By   /  June 22, 2014  /  English News  /  Comments Off on MAIS, JAIS NO BASIS FOR COURT ORDER ON BIBLES DISPOSAL, BAR COUNCIL SAYS

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Selangor’s religious authorities have no legal basis to apply for a court order seeking to dispose the over 300 bibles it still has in its possession, the Malaysian Bar said today. Bar Council president Christopher Leong told the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) and the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) that in this particular matter, […]

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DPM: CONVERSION OF MINOR SHOULD BE HANDLED DELICATELY

By   /  June 22, 2014  /  English News  /  Comments Off on DPM: CONVERSION OF MINOR SHOULD BE HANDLED DELICATELY

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While the Federal Constitution allows for one parent to decide on the conversion of their underage children, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin cautioned that such cases should be handled “delicately and with sensitivity”. The Deputy Prime Minister said there should be a better approach that could be accepted by all so there would be no problems […]

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In Bible tiki-taka, the failure of leadership, reason and faith

By   /  June 21, 2014  /  English News  /  1 Comment

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The Selangor Bible saga is the new tiki-taka or possession football where no one wants to be the person to return the seized Malay- and Iban-language bibles or say they have made a huge mistake. Let alone apologise for taking away the holy books of a community that has every right to practise their faith […]

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SELANGOR’S MISTAKE IS PLACING JAIS UNDER MAIS, SAYS EX-PERLIS MUFTI

By   /  June 19, 2014  /  English News  /  4 Comments

The interfaith row in Selangor will not be resolved as long as the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) is compelled to abide by the policies of the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais), says former Perlis mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin. The Selangor government had erred in placing Jais under Mais, Asri told The […]

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‘MAIS HAS GONE OVERBOARD’

By   /  June 19, 2014  /  English News  /  Comments Off on ‘MAIS HAS GONE OVERBOARD’

The Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) has gone overboard in its decision to keep the Bibles that were seized from the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) early this year, an opposition leader said today. Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin (PKR) said the Malay and Iban-language Bibles should have been returned to BSM on the instruction of […]

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