LOCAL NEWS

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...

Oxford appoints Perak Sultan as patron of new South-east Asia studies...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 — Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak is the patron of Oxford University’s newly-established Centre for Southeast Asia Studies in its...

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INTERNATIONAL

Uighurs marking ‘independence day’ call for international help

Washington, DC - Uighur activists in the US marked their community's "independence day" with a protest and march in the US capital on Tuesday. November 12...

Emir: Tackle poverty and birth rate to end Boko Haram

KANO, Nov 14 — One of Nigeria’s leading and respected Islamic figures yesterday renewed calls to tackle endemic poverty and rapid population growth to...

Gaza, months of deadly tensions

GAZA CITY, Nov 13 — Gaza has since late March been the scene of massive protests and clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers along...

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,...