Tag: Muslims

Malaysian company faces backlash over alleged memo banning Muslim staff from praying

Amid backlash, a company in Klang, Malaysia retracted a memo barring its Muslim staff from performing prayers during office hours. The memo, which did not have any signatures, went viral in Malaysia where Muslims take it as their right to pray five times a day...

Prison in Malaysia certified ‘Halal’

The Marang Prison in the state of Terengganu, is the first jail in Peninsular Malaysia to obtain Malaysia’s Halal Verification Certificate (MHVC), Bernama reported. The national news agency quoted Marang Prison director Wan Sani Ab Latiff who says the success was a result of the...

Did the Star picture Muslims in prayer as terrorists?

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The biggest selling newspaper in Malaysia, The Star is in trouble with the law for portraying Muslims in prayer as terrorists. At least this is what the cover of the newspaper's Saturday edition is telling, according to netizens who blew their temper over the front page...

Malaysia’s Islamic battle takes a ‘heavenly’ path

In the Islamists version of hell, that is the one in Malaysia, voting against the PAS is a vote to hell. This is part of the campaign to promote a united PAS-UMNO front in Malaysia, and the elite of the Islamist party are going national...

Isolated Malaysian PR Zakir Naik pits Muslims against Hindus?

With Islamic preacher Zakir Naik playing a bigger role in Malaysia's domestic affairs, every responsible citizen's are asking what's in it for Malaysia? Certainly, in the wake of a massive war of words that has been declared by both Zakir and the Hindu activist group...

Muslims hold peace rally in wake of Westminster attack

Muslim religious leaders led a peace rally in Birmingham following the Westminster terror attack, gathering more than 200 people in Victoria Square, said the Independent newspaper in London. They held banners reading “Not in our name - Muslims oppose Isis”, in an event organised by...

Malaysia: Dispatch rider syphoned money into pilgrim account

Malaysia has seen it all. From accusations of billions of dollars transferred to its top political order, to a savvy dispatch rider who transferred an Islamic bank money to his accounts. The case involves five men, including two brothers, who were charged over a multi-million...

Pink Dot and Muslims

Pink Dot has been around since 2009. But this year, religious groups are getting into the act, with the Wear White campaign launched by a 28-year-old Islamic teacher becoming the headline grabber. One angry Muslim, Mohd Khair, criticised the Pink Dot organisers on social media...

More than just white vs. pink

When the Wear White campaign, organised by Islamic religious teacher Ustaz Noor Deros, was unveiled, it saw unlikely supporters in the Faith Community Baptist Church and LoveSingapore church network. The campaign ostensibly protests homosexuality and defends ‘the natural family’, a stance common to faith-based...