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...
The new look Pas has given many Malaysians reason to hope that a more inclusive brand of politics is possible. This is a piece I wrote for Asia Times: Once viewed as a promoter of fundamentalist Islam in politics,...
This is the scene at Padang Merbok, where some 50,000 are attending a rally in support of Hadi's bill. Suasana terkini di Padang Merbok yang dibanjiri peserta himpunan. –Foto Sinar Harian pic.twitter.com/Rpglns0alN— SinarOnline (@SinarOnline) February 18, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Mind you, this...
Update (20 June): Check out the response from the Borders' management here. 19 June: The store manager of the Mid-Valley Borders bookstore has reportedly been charged with distributing Irshad Manji's book, ‘Allah, Liberty and Love’, which has been banned...
Is this Umno's knockout punch for Pakatan Rakyat? But then Pakatan Rakyat is already lying sprawled on the canvas, after it "ceased to exist" yesterday. So is this a blow after the bell has rung and the towel thrown...
Anwar Ibrahim is leading the charge for dialogue in Kajang, which he believes can be a showcase of unified diversity. He spoke after Mass this morning at the Holy Family Church hall in the presence of some 1200 parishioners...
What a brilliant way to start the new year, 2010, with the news that the Herald is free to use the word 'Allah'. The High Court declared that the Home Minister's order banning the use of the term was illegal,...
It's all happening here in Penang in the coming days: Sunday, 25 October Noon: Himanshu Bhatt on the meaning of Deepavali in Penang's dim and distant past Venue: Upper Penang Road ---------- 2.00-3.30pm: Kee Thuan Chye reads from his latest book "March 8: The...
Some 30 personnel from the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) raided a solat (prayer) centre in Jalan Batu Caves used by a group calling itself the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Muslim Malaysia. The raid took place just after the group had...
Amidst the shrill rhetoric over divisive issues at the national level, a surprise guest quietly dropped by at the home of Pas national unity bureau chairman Mujahid Yusof Rawa in Parit Buntar over the Raya weekend. Mujahid wrote the...

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