Oh No, Darwin Been Banned in Malaysia 0 (0)

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(Book on Darwin is banned in Malaysia. What is the criteria to ban a book? What constitute a great endangerment of public harmony? It gets rather ugly when a book is banned just because it goes against one’s personal values and beliefs. Cartoon source: http://www.incidentalcomics.com)

Still saying that the implementation of hudud will not impact the non Muslims? Well, think again.

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Hudud: 1 Country, 2 Sets of Laws 0 (0)

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(Hudud – should Islamic law take over precedent over conventional law if the conventional already exist and been applied by the courts of the country? Why not improve on the existing laws and enforce it instead of bringing in another set of law that does not apply to all? Why reinvent the wheel? Cartoon source: The Net)

The issue of hudud have been in the news lately and there have been plenty of statements made in public and by various parties including politicians from both side of the fence, supporting for or opposing the implementation of hudud.

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Here We Go Again! 0 (0)

I really wonder whether we will ever cross the finishing line to be a developed country if highly political and seditious matters are played on public grounds on regular basis, turning one Malaysian against another based on hearsays, political hidden agendas and highly charged emotions.

(It is ok to fight for one’s religion and beliefs but it should be a fight for the betterment of the mankind and not be used for political means.Click to read the rest

1Malaysia Deepavali? 0 (0)

This year, I “celebrated” my Deepavali overseas again due to work assignment – I am kind of getting used it (that is worrying).

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(Still the best Deepavali ad ever! It was funny, direct to the point and made us think for a second on the meaning of Deepavali)

An interesting letter on this year’s Deepavali’s ads:-

The TV advertisement of 1Malaysia promotion by Finas in RTM/TV3/Astro during Deepavali this year is inundated with encouraging religious conversion of Hindus to Islam.

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Man U & Islam 0 (0)

(The famous Red Devils’ logo – Image source: http://www.montrealgazette.com)

First it was the cookies, and then it was on yoga and now the football shirts? It looks like we have highly paid (with our money) civil servants with too much free time at their disposal.

I am not a Muslim and do not wish to indulge with any guidelines that may be issued by the authorities for the Muslims in Malaysia but then again, certain guidelines given does put Malaysia and Malaysians as whole in a strange, strange situation in the eyes of the international community.… Click to read the rest

Ignorance not a defence 0 (0)

In law, there is a maxim that states “ignorance of the law is not a defence”

(The magazine story obtained after 2 reporters went undercover and make a mockery of themselves and the notion of tolerance to other religion and fellow Malaysians. Image source: http://asiancorrespondent.com/)

As we all aware, there is this story of two Al Islam magazine Malay Muslim journalists who had infiltrated the Catholic Church to investigate the authenticity of news that there are many young Malays who have apostatized from Islam and attending church services at a church near the Puduraya Terminal, here in Kuala Lumpur.… Click to read the rest