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PUTRAJAYA, 22 April — Malaysia can become a model of democracy due to the smooth transition of power following the 14th general election (GE14), said Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdulla...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu today described the Easter terror attack in Sri Lanka that killed almost 300 people as an act of cowardice against innocent people and called f...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa (pix) has strongly condemned the deadly attacks in Sri Lanka during the Easter celebration yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa has strongly condemned the deadly attacks in Sri Lanka during the Easter celebration yesterday...
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Malaysian politicians, like their counterparts across the globe, took to social media to condemn the bombings at several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, which have claimed close to 300 lives.
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KOTA KINABALU: A shariah lawyer has taken former PPBM women’s chief Anina Saadudin to task for her criticism of a billboard in Sabah showing a Good Friday greeting for Christians, calling her commen...
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Even with Indonesia's current presidential election result still to be officially confirmed, attention is turning to the next race for the top job in 2024, with some rising political stars and well-co...
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KOTA BELUD: Sabah Rural Development Minister Ewon Benedick today reminded Christians that the Federal Constitution guaranteed their right to practice their religion.
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KOTA BELUD, April 21 — The right to freedom of religion of every Malaysian is guaranteed under the Federal Constitution, said Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.
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PAS has welcomed efforts by the MACC to introduce a new law making it mandatory for civil servants of grade Jusa C and above to declare their assets.
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The current cabinet lineup is incapable of carrying out Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's vision and goals for the country, according to PAS.
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NILAI: Malaysia will not be able to stand strong with the support from only one ethnic group, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia is putting its defence spending on the back burner as the government is channelling more than RM20 billion (S$6.56 billion) to bail out two key Malay institutions, Defence Mi...
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KOTA KINABALU: Former Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) women's chief Anina Saadudin has drawn public ire after she questioned the use of billboards to convey well-wishes to Christians observing the Christian Holy Week in Sabah.
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WHEN addressing Kedah civil servants at Wisma Darul Aman last month, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressed regret that Muslims are involved in corruption when Islam prohibits it.
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NILAI: Malaysia will not be able to stand strong with the support from only one ethnic group, but instead will grow stronger if it is supported by all ethnic groups in the country, PKR president Datuk...
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NILAI: Malaysia will not be able to stand strong with support from only one ethnic group but will grow stronger if it is supported by all ethnic groups in the country, PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said...
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KUANTAN: The state government has agreed to impose an additional condition on business licences and permits to curb contempt against the royal institution.
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NILAI (Bernama): Malaysia will not be able to stand strong with the support from only one ethnic group, but instead will grow stronger if it is supported by all ethnic groups in the country, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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PUTRAJAYA: The police have agreed to set up a special task force to locate Prasana Diksa (pic) and hand her over to her mother M. Indira Gandhi.
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THE Pakatan Harapan government could end up like Lou Bega’s Mambo No. 5, Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy and Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back if it doesn’t handle reforms properly.
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NILAI (April 19): Malaysia will not be able to stand strong with the support from only one ethnic group, but instead will grow stronger if it is supported by all ethnic groups in the country, PKR pres...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer today said the Pahang government had the right to impose conditions on business licences, including an eyebrow-raising requirement to have business owners pledge allegiance to ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — The Pahang state government has today announced an additional condition for business licences and permits: Unconditional respect and loyalty to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and...
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KUANTAN: The Pahang government has agreed to impose an additional condition on business licences and permits to curb contempt against the royal institution.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Hitting back at those who have criticised her outspoken views on wearing the hijab, lawyer Latheefa Koya said that they should learn how Islam is practiced all over the worl...
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KUANTAN: The Kuantan Municipal Council’s (MPK) order to all business premises to start using Jawi script on their signboards has been met with concern, as many fear they may not have enough time to comply.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Women should be free to think for themselves and make their own choice whether to wear or discard the hijab, says lawyer Latheefa Koya.
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo was 13 percentage points ahead on Wednesday in the race to lead the world’s third-largest democracy, based on 51 percent of votes counted, an unofficial early count ...
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Indonesians began voting in the world’s biggest single-day election on Wednesday as polling stations opened across the sprawling equatorial archipelago following a six-month campaign to choose a new...
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KUCHING: Alister Cogia, the Sarawakian Facebook user jailed 10 years for insulting Islam, will undergo another month's mental evaluation following an extension by the High Court.
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KUANTAN: The Regent of Pahang has expressed his concern over the contempt against the royal institution and Islam, saying this should not happen in a country that practises constitutional monarchy.
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GEORGE TOWN (April 15): The Penang Malays Association (Pemenang) has urged the Government to consider setting up a Constitutional Court in Malaysia specifically to handle cases involving the Federal C...
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KUANTAN: The Regent of Pahang has expressed his concerns over contempt against the royal institution and Islam.
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LETTER | Is BN, Umno or PAS the happiest after three by-election victories in a row by the opposition?
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JOHOR BARU: Now that the new Mentri Besar has been appointed, Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar advised the state government to focus on helping the rakyat and developing the nation’s economy.
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JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has congratulated Bukit Kepong assemblyman Dr Sahruddin Jamal on his appointment as the new Johor Mentri Besar.
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JOHOR BARU: Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has advised the government to focus on helping the rakyat and developing the nation's economy.
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Sebelum pilihan raya kecil (PRK) Rantau bermula, Presiden PKR Anwar Ibrahim menyeru orang ramai supaya menggunakan kemenangannya di Port Dickson sebagai ukuran untuk menentukan sokongan rakyat kepada ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Johor’s sovereignty, Islam, and Malay privileges must be protected from outsiders who hide behind human rights, Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Fourteen non-government organisations (NGOs) have lodged police reports against the owner of the Facebook account ‘Sabah-Sarawak Merdeka’ for uploading a status insulting and scornin...
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GEORGE TOWN: Pakatan Harapan needs to cultivate a new strategy to counter the combined political narrative of Umno and PAS that the present Federal Government is controlled by the DAP, said a lawmaker...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — Fourteen non-government organisations (NGO) have lodged a police report against the owner of the Facebook account ‘Sabah-Sarawak Merdeka’ for uploading a status in...
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RANTAU, April 13 ― Riding high on the euphoria of their twin wins in Semenyih and Cameron Highlands, Umno and PAS are working hard to achieve a “hat trick” in Rantau by focusing on the issue of ...
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LETTER | We were all distraught with what happened in New Zealand.
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Comment by K. PARKARAN MUCH has been said and are still being said of the significance of the Rantau by-election tomorrow.
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PETALING JAYA: The MCA has questioned the government’s refusal to have a legal clause that prevents unilateral conversions of minors.
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PETALING JAYA: Refusal to insert a clause that prevents unilateral conversion of minors into the the Law Reform (Marriage & Divorce) Act (LRA) is a failure to protect minors and the constitutional rights of non-converting spouses, says MCA secretary-general Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.
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KUALA LUMPUR It is up to University Utara Malaysia (UUM) to explain why controversial preacher Zakir Naik has been invited to speak at the university, says Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's daughter, Marina, is among those who inked a petition urging Pakatan Harapan not to backtrack on its decision to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Crimi...
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SO last week, there was this person who said in the Dewan Rakyat that stealing is only a crime if you get caught.
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RANTAU, April 10 — Umno and PAS members must set ego aside and cooperate for the benefit of Malays and Islam, Datuk Mahfodz Mohamed said last night.
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PETALING JAYA: The government’s decision not to reintroduce Clause 88A to amend the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act (LRA) to deal with the issue of unilateral conversion of minors is a “big let-down”, according to some lawyers. They said there should be more “political will” to make changes to the law to resolve the long-standing issue.
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IPOH: Kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi says she is let down by the government’s decision not to amend the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act (LRA) to deal with unilateral conversion of minors.
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PETALING JAYA • The Crown Prince of Johor, Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, has said he is ready to face any criminal action if he has indeed made any seditious remarks.
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PETALING JAYA: Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim says he is ready to defend himself following Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s remark that action will be taken against anyone who ma...
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PETALING JAYA, April 9 — Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim said today he was ready to face any criminal action if he was found to have made any seditious remarks.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad took a swipe at Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim today, reminding him that he could always criticise the government like an ordinary ...
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Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has challenged the government to take action against him, following Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement that the crown prince is not above t...
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Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has fueled speculation that Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian is to be replaced.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang PKR Youth has lodged a police report against controversial blogger “Raggie Jessy” after a video of him making allegations against several Pakatan Harapan leaders went viral on social media.
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Political analyst James Chin has outlined several key challenges for the Pakatan Harapan government with regard to the coalition remaining in power beyond a single term.
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GEORGE TOWN, April 9 ― Penang PKR Youth urged the police today to investigate Third Force blogger Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen for criminally defaming PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): The High Court today quashed a Home Ministry order banning a book titled "Breaking The Silence: Voices Of Moderation — Islam In A Constitutional Democracy". The High Court Ju...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — The High Court today nullified then-home minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s 2017 ban on pro-moderation group G25’s book that compiled writings on the administration...
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KUALA LUMPUR • As debate rages on over Malaysia's decision not to accede to the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a small group demonstrated outside the Malaysian Parliament...
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Indonesia’s Supreme Court has upheld a jail sentence for a mother of four who was convicted last year on blasphemy charges for complaining that her neighbourhood mosque was too loud.
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KUALA LUMPUR - As debate rages on over Malaysia's decision not to accede to the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a small group demonstrated outside the Malaysian parliament o...
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APRIL 8 — As with the caning of two lesbians in Terengganu last September, some have dismissed criticism of Brunei’s new laws as Islamophobic, colonialist, or Orientalist.
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Malaysia's decision to not accede to the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has snowballed into a massive fiasco, with claims that "people with vested interests" were manipulati...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad reacts more fiercely when he is challenged, said Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir, who is also his son.
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PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Dr S. Streram needs to win over at least 20% of the Malay voters if he is to wrest the Rantau seat from incumbent Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan of Barisan Nasi...
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Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today thanked Putrajaya for "listening to the people's voice" by withdrawing from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
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An aide to Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian confirmed that his boss will be going to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow, but dismissed rumours it is about replacing him as leader of the Johor government.
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PETALING JAYA: The G25 group of eminent Malays has expressed its disappointment that the government has yielded to pressure from dissenting groups and decided to withdraw from the Rome Statute soon af...
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COMMENT | G25 expresses its disappointment that the government has yielded to pressure from dissenting groups and decided to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), s...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 ― Despite even chances between Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN), the latter seems to have a more promising lead in the Rantau by-election so far, Ilham Centre sai...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 ― PAS believes that supporting Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad instead of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be more beneficial for Islam and Muslims.
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KOTA BARU: PAS has welcomed Malaysia’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Its spiritual leader Datuk Hashim Jasin said it was a good move which would benefi...
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KOTA BARU, April 6 — PAS has welcomed Malaysia’s withdrawal from  the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Its spiritual leader Datuk Hashim Jasin said it was a good move which...
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PAS has welcomed Malaysia’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Its spiritual leader Hashim Jasin (above) said it was a good move that would benefit Islam, an...
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KUALA LUMPUR: There is a need for a clear interpretation of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act in order to avoid any controversy when a parent unilaterally converts a child to Islam, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The sessions court today fixed June 17 and 18 to hear the case of a senior citizen charged with insulting Prophet Muhammad and his wife, Saiditina Aishah, two months ago.
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KUALA LUMPUR: There is a need for a clear interpretation of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act in order to avoid any controversy when a parent unilaterally converts a child to Islam, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim appeared to welcome the news of Malaysia's withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Without referring to Prime Ministe...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — The Sessions Court today fixed June 17 and 18 to hear the case of a senior citizen charged with insulting Prophet Muhammad and his wife, Saiditina Aishah, two months ago.
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Wai Foo Sing and Chow Mun Fai, both of whom were under detention while facing charges for insulting Islam on social media, claimed today that they were assaulted in prison.
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QUITE a number of Malay Muslims in this country of ours have much respect for controversial preacher Zakir Naik.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A senior citizen who was accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad on Facebook today claimed he was assaulted while in detention.
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SEREMBAN: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says if Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Dr S. Streram wins in the Rantau by-election this time, he will represent all communities in the constituency, i...
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SEREMBAN (April 4): PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says if Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Dr S Streram wins in the Rantau by-election, he will represent all communities in the constituency in ...
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SEREMBAN: Rantau independent candidate Mohd Nor Yassin wants to continue the struggles of the late Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat in championing the cause of Islam.
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Putrajaya has no plan to insert Clause 88A, which would in effect ban unilateral conversion of minors if one of the parents converts to Islam, into the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act.This, Home...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya says it has no intention of adding Clause 88A to ban the unilateral conversion of minors if one parent converts to Islam to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — The government has no plans to add Clause 88A to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said in the Dewan Rakyat today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should appoint Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as his deputy as soon as possible to signal a clear succession plan, a recent report on the Pak...
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KOTA KINABALU: Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) lodged a police report today against a Facebook account holder over a posting deemed malicious against party president Jeffrey Kitingan.
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LETTER | The Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC) is appalled at the circumstances surrounding the purported conversion of Surinder Kaur Bedi to Islam on April 1, and calls for an inquiry into the matter...
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GEORGE TOWN, April 3 — The mother of Surinder Kaur Bedi has warned outsiders to leave her late daughter’s body alone in the Muslim cemetery where she is buried after her conversion to Islam was qu...
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GEORGE TOWN, April 3 — The Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia Penang branch will request for K. Surinder Kaur Bedi’s body to be exhumed if there is no proof she converted to Islam.