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Bill tabled to regulate Islamic schools in federal territories

KUALA LUMPUR: The government yesterday tabled amendments to the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993, to monitor and regulate all Islamic religious...

DBKL monitoring tahfiz schools, FT minister assures

KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad today assured that both his ministry and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is monitoring tahfiz schools...

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The events that shook Palestinian territories in 2018

Over the past year, Palestinians have experienced no respite from the Israeli occupation, let alone a breakthrough of ending it. Although no full-scale war...

‘Israel meant to kill more’: Gaza 10 years after Op Cast...

It has been 10 years since Israel launched its massive offensive on the Gaza Strip, which sparked global outrage as the world's fifth-strongest army pounded the...

Indonesia tsunami: Rescuers use drones as dozens still missing

Rescuers in Indonesia used drones and sniffer dogs on Tuesday to search for survivors along the devastated west coast of Java hit by a tsunamithat killed at...

Opinion

Bankruptcy of the Liberal – Modernist Discourse

The discussion regarding human rights and the rule of law has always included a reference to the Magna Carta, a charter that was signed...

Use of ‘Allah’ by non-Muslims a settled matter

Recent media reports quoted a recent application made before our courts by the Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB), a Sabah church, for the government to...

Act 164 and The Surrounding Polemics

The recent amendment to Act 164 or otherwise known as Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, has caused a lot of friction. Both...

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Columns

Sweetheart Defense – Sex for Underage Children

In a recent article published by The Malay Mail Online, a doctor was quoted in favour of the 'sweetheart defence'. In simple terms, sweetheart defence...

Support for UEC will lead to polarisation

Given the recent developments with the Unified Examinations Certificate (UEC), menara.my made an effort to contact PAGE’s chairman Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim. However we were...

Minority Rights: Malaysia vs America

America, “Land of opportunities”, presumably a country with the best governance and laws. The very laws that provide equal rights for all human beings,...

Letters

Let academics be academics – Faidhur Rahman Abdul Hadi

A few days ago, I attended a forum titled "Wacana Sinar Harian: Apakah Tun M Terlalu Tua Untuk Jadi PM?" held at Dewan Karangkraf...

Namewee’s ‘funny’ rap videos and why nobody’s laughing – Geraynt Roberts

Finally. Amidst the cacophony of complains, condemnations and lodged police reports, our boys in blue have finally taken the notorious rapper Wee Meng Chee,...