Follow @TheCircumvent Free Malaysia Today, October 9, 2017. The Home Ministry today listed the reasons for banning 22 books recently. Its secretary-general, Alwi Ibrahim, said in a statement that the 22 publications were banned totally in Malaysia because their contents… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Newsweek, September 27, 2017. A Malaysian man was baffled to find out that wearing shorts on the way to play sports would earn him a fine and a reprimand from local religious authorities. Wan Khairul Hayyee Wali was on… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Free Malaysia Today, October 1, 2017. Malaysia’s most wanted terrorist Mahmud Ahmad is said to have acted as an ustaz (religious teacher) to his hostages at a mosque used as a command centre by militants in Marawi city,… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Read more: Malay Mail Online The Star Online, September 29, 2017. A former imam of a surau in Ampang has been charged with sexually assaulting three underage girls, who are the daughters of his neighbours. Wan Zakaria Wan… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent IANS, AKI, September 26, 2017. A Malaysian was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a couple embracing outside an Islamic cultural centre in Rome, shoving the woman and punching and kicking the man, police said on Monday. “You can’t… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent “Islam has taught me about tolerance and respecting people of other faith. Not about supremacy over others,” said Tunku Idris in an Instagram post. Oh, you hadn’t heard about the term Islamic supremacy? Weird. “Once Gabriel promised the… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent “Once Gabriel promised the Prophet (that he would visit him, but Gabriel did not come) and later on he said, ‘We, angels, do not enter a house which contains a picture or a dog.’” — Sahih Bukhari 4.54.50… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent September 19: IS militant planned to kill non-Muslims Channel NewsAsia, September 14, 2017. Malaysian police have arrested a 21-year-old Islamic State (IS)-linked suspect who received orders from Syria to launch attacks on non-Muslims and their places of worship.… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent (The Star Online, Sept 8) ‘Monster dad’ jailed 48 years for 623 counts of sodomising, sexually abusing daughter The Express Tribune, August 10, 2017. A Malaysian man was charged on Thursday with more than 600 counts of raping and… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Free Malaysia Today, August 18, 2017. The immigration department is seeking heavier penalties against people who employ illegal migrants, including enforcing the whipping provision already in the law. The proposal will be discussed at a tripartite meeting among… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Channel NewsAsia, August 11, 2017. Some Malay atheists in Malaysia are worried and fearful – in recent days there was a call by a minister “to track them down” while a Muslim cleric issued a reminder that the… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Free Malaysia Today, August 10, 2017. A policy of segregating drinking cups in a primary school in Selangor has threatened to spark yet another controversy involving the treatment of non-Muslim students in government schools. FMT’s visit to Sekolah… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent A bit of levity: Public buses were also stopped for checks and in one instance, a Nigerian man ran so fast to escape that bystanders commented that he was faster than Usain Bolt. Police personnel managed to catch… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Benar News, July 13, 2017. Oh, sure. I suppose this is just like in United Arab Emirates, in March of this year, when a non-Muslim South African man and his non-Muslim Ukranian fiancee were detained for having unlawful… Continue Reading
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Follow @TheCircumvent Reuters, July 6, 2017. Update to this story: Muslim leader urges Indonesians to boycott Starbucks over LGBT stand
Follow @TheCircumvent (Malay Mail Online, July 5) The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has criticized a Malay woman over a video of her and her pet dog “Bubu,” calling her actions an affront to Islam. Malaysiakini, July 5, 2017. Thanks to The… Continue Reading
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Follow @TheCircumvent Reuters, June 4, 2017. Southeast Asian nations plan to use spy planes and drones to stem the movement of militants across their porous borders, defense officials said at the weekend, as concerns rise over the growing clout of… Continue Reading
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Follow @TheCircumvent Asian Correspondent, May 5, 2017. Los Angeles heavy metal band Megadeth agreed to cut songs that were potentially “offensive” to Muslims after the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) Youth group voiced its objection to them touring the country. Tweeting… Continue Reading