Muslims rally to defend Malay-first rights in Malaysia as government abandons UN racial discrimination convention

"I hope the other races don't challenge the rights of the Malays. As a Muslim, I want Islam to be the first (priority) in Malaysia."

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‘Don’t force’ LGBT rights on Malaysia, Mahathir tells Thai audience

‘Don’t force’ LGBT rights on Malaysia, Mahathir tells Thai audience

Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad yesterday said his country cannot accept LGBT rights such as same-sex marriage, dismissing them as “Western” values. The blunt...

Two Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex

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”...

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...


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