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Sensitive or not, Bar Council must take stand on public interest...

If not, it will be a serious dereliction of the role and duties of the council and the Malaysian Bar, says Ragunath Kesavan.

I’ll table unilateral conversion bill if need arises, says Selangor MB

Amirudin Shari says he may even table it at the next sitting of the state assembly if it becomes crucial.

Muslim women’s group calls for more transparency on Selangor’s unilateral conversion...

The NGO safeguarding Muslim women's interests says exploitation of Islam for political purposes must be prevented.

Tug of war in Selangor as plot to remove MB thickens

A source says some leaders are hoping to strengthen their political power by amending law on unilateral conversions.

Orang Asli need help now, not conversion

Logging activities are destroying the Orang Asli ancestral lands, contaminating their water supply and depriving them of their source of food.

Converting the Orang Asli? Let’s convert ourselves first

Conversion shouldn’t be like a person changing clothes; it must be about a person changing himself or herself for the better.

Rights body hails Jakoa for standing up for Orang Asli religious...

Jakoa director-general Juli Edo was reported today as stating that it is not right for people to take advantage of the Orang Asli communities and trick them into religious conversions.

Group wants new IGP to continue search for Indira’s daughter

It is concerned as police officer heading task force looking for missing girl is retiring soon.

The cross-eyed people in our midst

Only in Malaysia can a person's faith be tested by symbols, pictures and what is read in a book.

Jaguar Land Rover approves launch of electric E-type

Jaguar Classic, a unit of the UK-based automaker which restores vintage Jaguar cars, will convert the vehicles to electric power at its Classic Works facility in Coventry.

How independent are our judges?

The shocking revelation by a judge that he was reprimanded for a dissenting judgment again throws the spotlight on the judiciary and how far it is independent.

Is Zakir Naik engaging in comparative religion or insulting other faiths?

Experts in comparative religion usually do not belong to any faith because if they do, they will be charged with academic bias.

Ringgit lower against US dollar

The dealer said the US dollar was traded higher on prospects of another round of US tariffs directed at China.

Muslim convert mum has right to convert her kids, court told

Lawyer Sulaiman Abdullah, appearing for Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department’s (Jawi) muallaf registrar, says the mother is valid guardian of children after a civil court granted her custody of them.

Woman is Muslim, can be buried with husband, Bangladesh court says

Bangladesh's highest court ruled that Hosne Ara Lazu converted to Islam after marrying Humayun Farid Lazu in 2013.

US embassy nominates Indira Gandhi for ‘woman of courage’ award

M Indira Gandhi's struggle in legal battle against unilateral conversion and to be reunited with her youngest daughter is praised by US ambassador to Malaysia.

Nigerian town awaits release of Christian girl held by Boko Haram

Leah Sharibu reportedly was not released by Boko Haram because of her refusal to convert to Islam.

CM’s move to address apostasy issue bold, says Sarawak Islamic Council

The personal issue of one or two individuals who are having problems is not worth sacrificing religious harmony, says council's deputy president Juanda Jaya.

Dusun tribe struggles to keep Chinese New Year tradition alive

The Tatana of Kuala Penyu have been celebrating the festival for more than 200 years, including practices such as ancestral worship.

Ex-Bar president ‘vindicated’ by Indira ruling

Param Cumaraswamy says judges rose to the occasion in accepting the basic structure doctrine which he along with others had struggled for 40 years ago.

Civil courts can hear conversion cases, says Federal Court

The judicial trend of the past that shariah courts must have jurisdiction on conversion matters as it involves Islamic law and practice is unduly simplistic, says Justice Zainun Ali.

Shariah courts not on equal footing with civil courts, says Federal...

The appointment of civil court judges is done under the constitution but that of shariah judges is done by state rulers, and the constitutional safeguards for judicial independence do not apply in respect of shariah courts, says justice Zainun Ali.

Federal Court: 1988 amendment did not remove judicial power from civil...

Apex court declares in a unanimous judgment that the civil courts’ judicial power is inherent in the basic structure of the constitution.

Civil courts have the power, say judges as top court quashes...

Five-man bench says civil courts have constitutional authority to hear complaints of conversion to Islam.