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Kontroversi boleh dielak, kata orang yang memperkenalkan Zakir Naik di Malaysia

Konsultan dan aktivis Islam Iskandar Tan mengingat kembali jelajah awal pendakwah India itu ke Malaysia lebih 2 dekad lalu.

Man who introduced Malaysians to young Zakir Naik tells what went...

Charity worker and Islamic activist Iskandar Tan says the celebrity preacher's hosts could have been more prepared in the face of the storm.

Ada asas Zakir Naik tidak dapat perbicaraan adil, kata ketua badan...

Walaupun tidak setuju dengan pendekatan dakwah Zakir Naik, seorang pemimpin masyarakat di India percaya unsur ekstremisme Hindu mendalangi tuduhan terhadap pendakwah itu.

Head of Indian govt’s minorities body says Naik’s fears of unfair...

Despite his reservations about Zakir Naik's approach to Islamic propagation, a prominent Muslim community leader says claims of witch-hunt are real.

Winners and losers in khat row

As the controversy appears to draw to a close, here's a tentative list of the victorious and the vanquished.

FB anti-Syiah jadi tumpuan selepas seminar perpaduan Islam batal diancam bom

Beberapa akaun media sosial diwujudkan beberapa bulan kebelakangan ini di mana fahaman Syiah disasarkan, termasuk diancam dengan keganasan.

Spotlight on online anti-Shia militancy after seminar called off over bomb...

Facebook pages have mushroomed, many containing messages of violence against Muslim minorities.

The gay sex videos and our moral dilemma

The videos affair highlights a reality of political life in Malaysia: that leaders cannot avoid being held to a religious benchmark if they desire credibility in the public eye.

Kit Siang disappoints Malaysians

We were primed up for the Great Debate. Alas, there's been a contestus interruptus.

Why May 9 should worry PH politicians

One year is not that long in politics, especially for a government that has to sift through the mess accumulated through decades of mismanagement.

Marzuki’s scroll, small minds and big mouths

Marzuki Yahya and others with lowly degrees have nothing to be ashamed of as long as they have integrity and humility.

Short and historic, a quick look at Sultan Muhammad V’s 755-day...

The Kelantan ruler was the first Agong without a Permaisuri, and the first to witness a change of government at the federal level.

When privileged elites lack empathy for angry minorities

It is time the leaders of the majority display magnanimity to those who have been denied fair play as fellow citizens.

Agamawan sudah tidak relevan di saat negara berkabung

Seorang daripada ulama di negara ini menggunakan prinsip hutang darah dibayar darah sebagai maklum balas Islam sewajarnya terhadap kematian Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.

When a Muslim scholar parades his irrelevance as the nation mourns

His call for vengeance for Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim's death is a sickening reminder that some of our so-called religious leaders are really an insult to Islam.

Pak Lah, Najib tinggalkan perkhidmatan awam ‘gemuk’, kata Dr M

Perdana menteri berkata penggantinya mengambil 600,000 penjawat awam dalam tempoh 15 tahun ketiadaannya dalam kerajaan.

Pak Lah and Najib left us a bloated civil service, says...

The prime minister says during his 15-year absence from the government, his successors took in another 600,000 civil servants.

Khilafah Othmaniyah Turki juga amal ICERD, kata Mustafa Akyol

Rakyat Malaysia yang membantah ICERD atas alasan Islam perlu mengkaji perlembagaan khilafah Othmaniyah 1876 tentang persamaan.

The caliphate had ICERD too, Turkish scholar reminds Malaysian Muslim groups

Mustafa Akyol says it is futile to use Islamic arguments to justify opposition to the global convention on equality.

In Singapore, close encounters with voters pay dividends for MPs

In a city-state that is forced to survive with limited resources, solving mundane problems takes precedence over championing lofty ideals.

Unlike Anwar, my conscience not for sale, says ex-speechwriter

Munawar Anees still longs for his day in court, maintaining his innocence over a conviction on sodomy that once stunned the nation.

Dr M deserves our respect, says Singapore foreign minister

Vivian Balakrishnan speaks highly of the Malaysian prime minister, saying he holds the veteran leader in high esteem despite his 'sometimes provocative' views.

What Maszlee’s critics don’t understand

Maszlee Malik can perhaps justify the three magic words in IIUM's name and give them their rightful meaning.

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