Statement By Humanist Society (Singapore): Malaysian Atheists Should Be Celebrated As Part Of Diverse Richness Of Malaysian Society, Rather Than Sidelined

This is our official response to the backlash against the Atheist Republic in Malaysia. Please read and share. FREEDOM OF RELIGION INCLUDES FREEDOM FROM RELIGION It is alarming that one of Malaysia’s ministers, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, has called for Malaysian atheists to be “hunted down” vehemently by the Malaysian public. What sparked such

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Alfian Sa’at: PAP leverages on ‘minority rights’ to canvass support for their own Malay presidential candidate

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With Mdm Halimah confirming her wish to run for President, I can’t help but be awestruck by the sheer perversity of co-opting progressive language (gender parity! minority representation!) for a deeply authoritarian agenda. It reminded me a little of the Bukit Batok by-election, and the candidacy of Murali Pillai, where PM Lee himself said, in reference to the residents, that

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Aiseyman! Under MENDAKI Halimah Yacob and Farid Khan would not qualify as Malay!

Dear admin, My younger sister is married to a Singaporean Arab. His son, that is my nephew, was accepted into NTU about 10 years ago. He applied for Mendaki Scholarship but was rejected because he was NOT considered a Malay by Mendaki. My nephew is considered of Arab race based on his identity card as my brother-in-law is an Arab

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Aiseyman! Muslimahs at Pink Dot are the epitome of religious acceptance and tolerance!

  Three cheers for the 2 Muslimahs who were all dressed up in pretty pink to attend Pink Dot 2017! They have successfully shoved it in the faces of the wear white movement! Who says Muslims have to be condemned for being part of the LGBT community? Who says Muslims cannot stand in solidarity with their LGBT friends? Not these

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Alfian Sa’at: Singaporeans have so much to be ashamed of instead of the Oxlee saga

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Those who say to Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling: “Please don’t make your spat public, the world is laughing at us, I feel embarrassed when I have to explain to my overseas friends what is going on”, are you for realz? I think you’re either being disingenuous or hypocritical if the Oxley saga makes you feel embarrassed and

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Of Politics, Tudung And Drama. Can Singaporeans Rise Above Theatrics And Politicking?

Sometimes I wonder if our Malay Muslim MPs truly represent everyone or understand our concerns. Take for example the recent tudung debate between Mr Masagos and Mr Faisal. They seem to only care about arguing against each other and playing politics for the sake of it. Mr Masagos had a weak argument. He didn’t even address the tudung issue although

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Aiseyman! Did 2 Muslim MPs just try to play up religious politics in parliament?

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In a sneaky move by MPs Zainal Sapari and Faisal Manap, the issue of whether religious bodies should be given more authority to pass judgement over penal trangressions was suddenly thrown out to Parliament yesterday. Speaking up on the controversial issue of the imam at Masjid Jamae who had allegedly spoken ill of believers of the Jewish and Christian faiths,

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