Two Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex

Two Malaysian women were caned this morning for having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, despite an outcry from activists at the “cruel and unjust” punishment. The case has sparked widespread condemnation and focused attention on what rights groups say is a deteriorating climate for the gay community in the Muslim-majority country. Campaigners said ...

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Two women in Terengganu convicted of lesbian sex, will be fined and caned

Two women in Terengganu convicted of lesbian sex, will be fined and caned

Terengganu Islamic courts have convicted and charged two women for attempting to have lesbian sex, and sentenced each to a fine of RM3,300 (US$800), and six strokes of the cane,...

‘Look away then’ says Transport Minister after PAS lawmaker complains of ‘sexy’ cabin crew uniforms

‘Look away then’ says Transport Minister after PAS lawmaker complains of ‘sexy’ cabin crew uniforms

Malaysia’s new government certainly is proving to be a breath of fresh air, after Transport Minister Anthony Loke told PAS (a conservative Islamist party) lawmakers he was...

Radical Indian preacher will not be deported: Malaysia PM

Radical Indian preacher will not be deported: Malaysia PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday a controversial Indian Islamic preacher allegedly wanted in his home country for terror-related activities and hate speech...

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque bans foreigners after K-pop dancing on grounds

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque bans foreigners after K-pop dancing on grounds

Sabah’s picturesque Kota Kinabalu City Mosque has now been closed to foreign visitors as of yesterday. The move came after a short video clip of two women, both believed to be...

Immigration Chief: Former PM Najib Razak and wife banned from leaving Malaysia

Immigration Chief: Former PM Najib Razak and wife banned from leaving Malaysia

Malaysia’s scandal-hit former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor were Saturday banned from leaving the country, the immigration chief said, after the...

Malaysian official: China wants ethnic Uighur Muslims back

Malaysian official: China wants ethnic Uighur Muslims back

China has asked Malaysia to deport 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who were part of a group that escaped from Thailand’s immigration detention center, the Malaysian deputy...

Malaysia bans controversial Bollywood movie ‘Padmaavat’

Malaysia bans controversial Bollywood movie ‘Padmaavat’

Malaysia on Friday banned “Padmaavat”, a Bollywood epic that has enraged Hindu radicals in India, saying that it portrayed Islam in a bad light. The national...

Hundreds of thousands of Malaysian Hindus mark festival

Hundreds of thousands of Malaysian Hindus mark festival

Hundreds of thousands of Hindus across Malaysia celebrated the annual Thaipusam festival yesterday, with many piercing their skin with hooks and skewers to show devotion to the...

Najib comes out swinging at rally ahead of expected snap election

Najib comes out swinging at rally ahead of expected snap election

More than 85,000 people crammed into Malaysia’s Bukit Jalil stadium on Thursday to hear the embattled prime minister vow another electoral victory ahead of a widely expected...


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Malaysia is a multi-racial country made up of different religions, so really, there’s no other country in the world where you’ll find this much news about religion on a daily basis. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Muslim, a Hindu, a Buddhist or even a Jedi (it is a real religion in New Zealand, Google it!), we will cover it.