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Mustafa K Anuar reminds of what 'Living in the holy month of Ramadan' means: Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim year, is a time to fast for the sake of God, and to offer more prayer than usual. During Ramadan,...
By reportedly warning that a group of protesters would turn up again in Chinatown today to demand whatever, Jamal took a step too far. Things happened quickly after that. China's ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang took the unprecedented step...
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...
On a day when a threat of Bible-burning by unknown bigots fizzled out, Pas spiritual leader Nik Aziz hosted a friendly private meeting with Catholic Bishop Sebastian Francis. It may have been Nik Aziz's 82nd birthday on Sunday,...
Come election time, we see politicians focusing on the ethnicity of the voters, whether at the national, state of local levels. This is reinforced by official statistics of the ethnic breakdown of each constituency and analysts' attempts to...
Did you catch the BFM interview with Islamic religious scholar Reza Aslan? Start the interview at 19:30 to hear what he has to say about the Allah controversy. Also read Tommy Thomas' The Allah decision is wrong in constitutional law (Aliran). And...
Kumar received a rousing reception in Seberang Jaya last night Giant-killer Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj joined in the by-election campaign last night in Seberang Jaya. He was introduced as the wira (hero) who defeated the long-time MIC president Samy Vellu...
A beautiful video clip of an imam and his colleagues extending the hand of friendship and brother/sisterhood to Christians in Egypt as they celebrate Christmas. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxTAOEkzUCs?rel=0&w=600&h=338] Imam Mazhar Shaheen is from the Omar Makram Mosque in Tahrir Square, Cairo,...
Update - 8.45 pm, Penang: Some 2,000 Hindu Malaysians, clad in the orange of Makkal Sakthi, are on the streets, chanting, "Hindraf! Hindraf! Long live Hindraf!" It's confirmed: The boycott of Batu Caves for the Thaipusam festival has been a...
Here are a couple of articles that gave me hope and which I appreciated. On respect, thinking and dialogue - Interview with Tariq Ramadan (theSun) The day I spoke at the Hall of Holy Spirit - by Mujahid Yusuf Rawa (Malaysian...

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