In a rare landmark visit to a prominent mosque, a delegation of Christians, led by Bishop Sebastian Francis, visited the Abdullah Fahim Mosque in Bertam in Province Wellesley on 14 December 2015.
Some quarters appear to be out to ratchet up tensions, taking the law into their own hands.
An example for the rest of the world.
They really have come a long way since 25 years ago when there was a huge controversy over whether Sikhs could be allowed to wear the turban in the Royal Canadian Mounties.
By reportedly warning that a group of protesters would turn up again in Chinatown today to demand whatever, Jamal took a step too far.
The Bishop of Rome, Francis, has proclaimed an existing “right to the environment” and linked degradation to poverty, inequality and exclusion in a powerful address to the United Nations.
Francis on Thursday (24 September) made history by becoming the first Bishop of Rome ever to address a joint session of the United States Congress.
Malaysia Day eve – Zunar does us proud by becoming the first full-time cartoonist to win the International Press Freedom award by the Committee to Protect Journalists. At the same time, it is an indictment on the state of media freedom in Malaysia.
9am – 1pm – Launch of Parti Amanah Negara at the Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC), Section 15, Shah Alam expected to be attended by 2,000 people.
Many people are worried about what’s going to happen on Wednesday, 16 September.
Maaf zahir dan batin to all readers.
Zahir refers to the outer, material or physical or what is apparent whereas batin refers to the inner, spiritual or what is not so apparent. So “maaf zahir dan batin” refers to seeking forgiveness for both these kinds of transgressions. After all these years, I only learned that from a Muslim friend yesterday.
May the peace, goodwill, compassion, love, justice, unity and the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation among us this Raya prevail over those promoting hatred, illwill and divisiveness.
For your reading pleasure this weekend, check out these two articles:
Ramadhan reflections on 1MDB, sarongs and the Low Yat brawl by Zaharom Nain, published by Aliran.
In Malaysian politics, keep calm and amok on! by Sophie Lemiere, originally published by New Mandala. This piece discusses Pekida among other things.