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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...
People are still talking about the PM's aide asking the church to remove religious symbols at the Christmas tea party to which the PM and opposition leaders were invited. In today's Malaysian Insider, Utusan's Ridhuan Tee has chipped in...
When news broke that Subromaniam Tholasy had been appointed the new director general of the Royal Malaysian Customs, not a few Malaysians, especially those from minority groups, cheered. After all, it is rare to see someone from a minority...
From 1Malaysia... it's now 1Sarawak... Or is it from 1Sarawak towards 1Malaysia? Whatever. I just wonder what "1Sarawak" would mean to those struggling to protect their native customary land from encroachment by plantation and logging firms or to those being displaced...
The government has reversed its short-lived ban on the Herald's Malay language supplement - but the weekly Catholic tabloid will still not be able to use the term "Allah" pending a court decision on the matter. The decision was verbally...
The Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd (Perc) has come up with its Asian Risk Prospects for 2009. It has identified India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia as high-risk countries for 2008/09. This is what its Executive Summary...
Any lingering doubts over who the Chinese Malaysians voters of Seberang Jaya were opting for were dispelled last night when about 3,000 people turned up to listen to Anwar and other PKR speakers such as Nurul Izzah and Azmin...
This is the Malay translation of verse 29:46 from the Qur'an obtained from here: Dan janganlah kamu berbahas dengan Ahli Kitab melainkan dengan cara yang lebih baik, kecuali orang-orang yang berlaku zalim di antara mereka dan katakanlah (kepada mereka): Kami...
A dramatic Malaysia Day in Butterworth that had a happy ending. Despite two police reports lodged against them and having to switch venues twice, including suffering the indignity of being thrown out of a restaurant, participants of a Muslim-Christian...
Check out these links provided by Marina Mahathir. Something to think about: I've been looking for a voice of reason somewhere in these awful turbulent times when people seem to spout off whatever they want off the top of their...

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