LOCAL NEWS

Maybank Islamic named 2018’s top Islamic bank

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — Maybank Islamic Bhd has been named the Asia-Pacific winner of The Banker’s Islamic Bank of the Year in 2018, on top of recognition...

‘Umrah scammers will pay’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Tourism and Culture Ministry (Motac) is looking at instituting heavier penalties for religious tour operators who cheat consumers with scam umrah (minor...

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Bus driver in headscarf shows far-right Tommy Robinson demonstrators everything that’s...

On an afternoon when thousands of far-right protesters draped themselves in Union Jacks and anti-Islam ideologues vied with each other to give the most patriotic speech,...

‘Death penalty’: Gaza merchants suffer as trade crossing shuts

Beleaguered business owners and merchants in the Gaza Strip have voiced shock and anger at an Israeli decision to seal off the besieged territory's sole commercial...

‘Like twins’: Gaza mourns teenage boys killed in Israeli air raid

Umm Luay zooms in on a photograph on her mobile phone and kisses the screen, again and again. In the photo, her son, Luay Kaheel,...

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,...