Tasik Gelugor Pas information chief Abdul Rahman Kasim has predicted there is “no way” hudud can be implemented in Kelantan now even though the Shariah Criminal Enactment bill will in all likelihood be passed in the State Assembly this week. (more…)
I will always remember Tok Guru Nik Aziz for his utter simplicity, his humble lifestyle and his genuine openness to inter-religious dialogue.
He lived in a modest kampung house, used a BIC ballpoint pen, and did not have much use for the trappings of power. Once when I interviewed him, along with a colleague from Aliran, I was startled that he opted to sit on the floor for the interview. This was the Menteri Besar of Kelantan, mind you. (more…)
The Kelantan state assembly should shelve the special state assembly sitting on 29 December to table and pass amendments to the Kelantan Shariah Criminal Code Enactment in view of the calamitous flood disaster in the East Coast.
— محمد (@mfannuar) December 25, 2014
— DzulkarnainDzulkafli (@Dzulkar_naemm) December 25, 2014
Protesters reportedly led by Penang Perkasa youth chief Mohd Rizuad Mohd Azudin held a demonstration at Komtar over the Allah controversy. Their target was Penang state exco member for religious affairs Malik Abdul Kassim.
Police blocked them from going up the stairs near the Komtar Maybank branch.
Over in Ipoh, this was the scene. (more…)
Close to a hundred civil society groups have rallied around the 25 moderate Muslims who had called for a public discourse on Islamic laws within the framework of the Constitution.
Read the full letter by the 25 moderate Muslims (one of the original 25 has withdrawn).
Syabas, people of Malaysia!
Sisters in Islam is holding a press conference this morning in response to a fatwa declaring the group as subscribing to “liberalism” and “religious pluralism” and therefore allegedly deviating from the teachings of Islam.
— Honey Tan (@honeyean) October 31, 2014