The prime minister says any religious practice is welcomed as long as it respects the majority Sunni Muslims.
Organisers at breaking of fast event explain why the two groups were not invited although leaders of other faiths were present.
After a victory over IS and war on jihadists, the US is seen as an "unwanted" occupying force.
Sheikh Ali Salman was convicted in November and was accused of interacting with Qatari officials on plans to overthrow the government.
Mujahid Yusof Rawa says there’s need for clear guidelines between Shias who follow the sect and those who promote it as the constitution guarantees freedom of religious practice.
Arbaeen marks the 40th day after Imam Hussein's martyrdom, with the devout marching on foot for all or part of the way to Karbala.
DAP MP P Kasthuriraani says reforms to religious freedom in Malaysia need to take place first before it can start defending the rights of those in other countries.
The Shia community is estimated to make up between 10% and 15% of the kingdom's population of 32 million, but the government has released no official statistics.
Jawi has also given the assurance that the religious authorities are constantly monitoring the situation based on public complaints.
It is the latest in a series of actions against followers of the sect, labelled as 'deviant' by local Islamic authorities.
The defence minister says he has often made trips to Thailand for the “korban” functions and that this time he was accompanied by staff of the armed forces.
The former IGP says he only found out about the missing Perlis activist after reading the news.
Banned author warns of likely conservative backlash to hasty changes.
Awaluddin Jadid says police view with concern the followers of Shia Islam in Malaysia due to a fatwa labelling it 'deviant'.
Award-winning novelist's books were banned under the previous administration as they were alleged to contain elements of Shia Islam.
There is no proof Perlis Hope was influencing people, police witness Razman Ramli tells Suhakam inquiry.
Razman Ramli says SB officers investigating any case are required to keep their heads informed.
The video was uploaded on YouTube days before activist Amri Che Mat disappeared.
Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa says apart from 'double standards' about Shia Muslims and Zakir Naik, he doubts if Maszlee Malik could withstand pressures from Malay and Chinese extremists in the education sector.
Hazman Hassan says social media posts by the NGO have made it look as if the state government agencies are not doing their work.
The Perlis mufti also appears to dodge a question when asked if he thinks the leader of IS is a Shia Muslim.
But Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin says he had initially informed the Raja Muda of Perlis of his intention to visit the activist's house.
But state religious authorities say this is to shorten the duration of the weekly assembly, not because of a change in stand.
Brother-in-law of missing Perlis activist Amri Che Mat refutes claim by Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin.
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