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Talk to Rulers about uniform shariah law, says ex-MP

Tawfik Ismail voices his fear that talks on the uniform code might become a back door for harsher penalties such as those proposed with RUU335.

Lisbon fetes ‘saint of love’ with free deluxe weddings

The all-expenses-paid ceremony is financed by sponsors and TV rights.

Man held over ‘Dato Kong’ altar worship video

43-year-old fisherman was arrested by the Kerian police after he surrendered himself.

Sermons in the Temiar language at Kelantan mosque

The imam, Arif Rami, himself a Temiar Orang Asli, leads the prayers at Al-Hidayah Mosque in Pos Hendrop.

Indonesian cities empty out as millions leave to mark end of...

Some 15 million people are expected to clear out of Jakarta.

Thou shalt not march: S.Korean conservatives denounce Pride

In recent times, activists say believers have found a new enemy: sexual minorities.

‘Moral’ textbook is wrong and must be changed, says Chandra Muzaffar

Rukun Negara meant to be inclusive of all faiths and not meant for a particular faith, he says.

The recipe for the perfect storm

Political entrepreneurs, in their quest for power, mobilise ethnic constituencies by promoting inter-ethnic animosities using rhetorical weapons of blame, fear and hate.

Maszlee rejects having schools teach about religions

Sharing each other’s culture more appropriate than learning about all religions, says education minister.

Teach children about all religions, says youth council

MYC president Jufitri Joha says learning about various religions, beside Islam, will enhance national harmony.

Courts beckon as Folau ponders appeal against sacking

Former Wallabies coach turned radio presenter Alan Jones says Folau will bring his case to court.

Sri Lanka situation ‘under control’ after anti-Muslim riots

A second overnight curfew imposed nationwide ensured there was no repeat of Monday's violence.

Indonesia remembers victims of IS-family suicide bombings

Several hundred people gathered at the Santa Maria church on Monday for a memorial prayer session.

Germany debates ‘mosque tax’ to replace foreign funding

The federal government sees it as 'a possible path', according to an answer to a parliamentary query, the Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported.

Sri Lanka Catholics hold first Sunday mass after Easter attacks

The sprawling church car park was empty as the authorities bars vehicles from entering the compound as part of high-level security.

Put education ahead of shortcuts to heaven, says Anwar

Calling for courage and conviction to change obsolete policies, PKR president says grand mosques and temples should not come at the expense of education.

Hate crime charges for California synagogue attack suspect

If convicted, the attacker faces the maximum penalty of death or life without parole in both the state and federal cases, which can be tried separately.

DAP blasts Umno veep over photoshopped ‘toxic’ social media posting

DAP claims Khaled Nordin is trying to stoke racial and religious tensions through a social media post today ahead of the Sandakan by-election.

This humble ‘Malay man’ has raised the image of Islam

It is little acts of kindness that help us appreciate each other’s humanity and faiths, not the strident cries of the wilfully blind.

Church calls for calm after Sri Lanka clashes

Videos circulating online of mobs throwing stones at Muslim businesses, destroyed furniture inside homes, shattered windows and overturned vehicles.

God does not need defenders

Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism survived for centuries, not because of zealots who protected them but due to the wisdom they offer.

Start thinking as a Malaysian please, ex-servicemen tell Perlis mufti

National Patriot’s Association says Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin is wrong to claim that Muslims are being bullied under the PH government and that as Mufti he should work to make the nation better.

Religious hatred benefits nobody, says Penang deputy CM

P Ramasamy says preacher arrested on Sunday has history of making blasphemous statements against Hinduism.

Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday in Jerusalem

Orthodox Christian pilgrims visit the 14 Stations of the Cross marking the traditional sites of Jesus's condemnation up to his crucifixion.