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Tag: Islamisation

Honouring the Malay language is paramount, period

Let’s not speak of unity when the medium of instruction in our national schools is still up for debate.

Who’s afraid of khat?

Culture is the one thing we should be teaching in schools because it makes us one nation that understands each other.

Have RCI to prove forced conversions, urges Sabah Umno Youth

It says this is one way to find out the truth if any conversion happened by force.

Umno: Dulu, kini and Islamisation

Malay political leaders speak of great ideas like Malay resurgence and Islamic renaissance, but not the lack of savings and high household debt among Malays.

A plague on both your houses, ex-Umno man tells Dr M,...

Former Umno MP Tawfik Ismail says the 'ex-Umno Baru' bunch in PKR and PPBM seem uninterested in stopping the course of ultra-conservative Islamisation created by Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim in the 1980s.

Chinese official warns against creeping Islamisation

China is home to roughly 20 million Muslims, many living in the western part of the country, from the Uyghurs of Xinjiang who speak a Turkic language to the largely sinified Hui people.

Don’t accept shallow view of Islam, says IRF

Farouk Musa urges Muslims to support an Islamic agenda that calls for adherence to positive universal values.

Academic: Lack of Islamisation policy can hurt PH

UUM professor says while many Muslims want to see Pakatan Harapan clinch power, the coalition is yet to prove itself as a champion of Islam.

No provision for Jakim in the constitution, says shariah lawyer

Agreeing with Tengku Razaleigh, Nizam Bashir says the federal Islamic department seems to exist without clear laws to guide it.

Muslim activist says Marina silent on right to wear hijab

Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar says the eldest daughter of Dr Mahathir Mohamad is selective when speaking out on Muslim women's rights.

Why is Malaysia scared of books, asks Zaid

Former minister Zaid Ibrahim says the country has not seen so many books being banned as what is happening now under the current administration.

What a Najib win could mean for Malaysia

As Umno works with PAS, Malaysians will see greater Islamisation, non-Muslims will become less important as voters, and liberties will continue to erode, says the East Asia Forum in an editorial.

Survey: More Johor Malays have hardline Islamic thinking

ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute fellow says although Johor is regarded as more modern and progressive than other states, Malays there are becoming more conservative.

Polish Catholics to form border prayer chain ‘for world peace’

The episcopate insists that the "Rosary to the Borders" is a purely religious initiative, but some Catholics view it as a weapon against "Islamisation."

Santiago: Why can’t police keep beer festival safe?

The DAP lawmaker says police have always risen to the occasion to protect other celebrations and sporting events that take place throughout the year.

Malaysia was never meant to be an Islamic country, says former...

Saying Sabah and Sarawak would not have agreed to form the federation if the country was meant to be Islamic, Rahim Noor warns religious conflicts will become too hot to handle if the Federal Government continues to succumb to pressure and become too Islamic.

Beer today, dogs tomorrow?

If we want others to respect our rights, then we should respect the rights of others, even if we disagree with them.

Faith should not be policed by state, says G25’s Sheriff

Mohd Sheriff Kassim says trend among religious departments taking action against 'personal sins', is a direct result of growing politicisation of Islam.

Kit Siang lauds ex-Thai minister’s remarks on Islamisation

Surin Pitsuwan's remarks on perception of Islamisation changing from positive to negative over past 3 decades mirrors leadership in PAS in recent times says, Lim Kit Siang.

Restrictive education against spirit of Islam, says ex-Asean chief

Former Asean secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan says until the 80s, Islamisation meant good Islamic values but now it has turned to mean more restrictions, less tolerance.

Zaid: Sultans face threat if Hadi’s bill goes through

It is in the interest of Malay Rulers that Malays and other Muslim Malaysians remain modern and progressive in their outlook and values, says Zaid Ibrahim.

State control muddled understanding of Islam, forum told

Sisters in Islam co-founder Zainah Anwar says the rivalry between Umno and PAS to show who was “more Islamic” contributed to narrowed understanding among Muslims.

‘Don’t get confused over Arabisation and Islamisation’

Global Movement of Moderates Foundation chief says Arabisation was a trend that not only happened in Malaysia, but also in the region.

Zaid dares govt to drop half measures and go for full...

Former de facto law minister challenges the government to amend the Constitution to turn Malaysia into an Islamic nation.