My Sinchew/ RUU355

Mahathir denounces caning of lesbian women

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday denounced the caning of two women convicted of having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, after the punishment sparked a storm of criticism.

Promote greater religious tolerance

The Malaysian society is becoming increasingly intolerant as the status of Islam is accorded undue priority.

PAS' human management lab

The horrifying fact is, they made the people of Kelantan their guinea pigs.

Public caning unconstitutional: Malaysian Bar

"The Malaysian Bar is against public caning, including caning of students, as this is against fundamental human rights."

Battling religious extremism

The key to battling religious radicalization and extremism lies with our capacity for religious introspection and humility.

Malay politics in a fix

The biggest risk in Malaysian politics lies with the fact that a handful of individuals are in firm control of their parties without an effective checks and balances mechanism in place.

Safeguarding secular Malaysia

We must pool our resources together to jointly defend our Constitution and secularism by outright rejecting PAS' RUU355 amendment bill.

A step forward for RUU355

What worries us is that PAS could gradually build up its momentum through such a process to help it secure a bigger support so that it will be harder to block the bill next time.

Early adjournment not due to politics: Pandikar

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia today denied that he had adjourned the debate on the Private Member's Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 2016 (RUU355) yesterday because of political agenda or pressure received from any party.

The price of political deals

Everything seems to have been planned. The Umno-PAS cooperation is still on-going and Umno has not yet abandoned PAS, and is still looking for ways to reassure its "new friend" after reversing its decision.


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