The Malaysian High Court’s decision to allow Christians to use the word Allah in their publications is commendable. However, the court’s past rulings on the subject and its political relevance for Muslim Malay political leaders indicate that the issue is far from over.
Malaysia and Indonesia’s governments have been pressured by their citizens to take a strict line against the French president’s controversial remarks. However, some politicians are seemingly using the opportunity to make political gains.
Kelantan allows public caning in a controversial amendment to state law. Is it time for Malaysians to unite and take a stand?
Malaysia’s parliament is to vote on amendments which would increase the severity of sentences which the country’s Shariah courts can pass. Minority groups worry this is a slow march to an Islamic penal code.
Jakarta voters went to the polls to pick a new governor in January. The resulting run-off looks set to split the electorate along religious lines and could set the scene for country-wide political changes.
Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailIncumbent Governor Ahok seeks to retain his position as Jakarta’s governor, however many Indonesians are wary of a non-Muslim running for office in a Muslim…
Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailBy Holly Reeves A red-haired time-bomb was given a seat in the Australian Senate this week. Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Muslim One Nation party,…