Aiseyman! The LGBT community should engage Hindus and Buddhists to push for the repeal of section 377A

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As a Singaporean Hindu, I never understood why our Government refuses to repeal 377A based on the reason of public religious sensitivities. The Buddhist are the largest religious group in Singapore. And if you add the Hindus, that’s surely a majority. I personally have maintained, how colonialism brought to Asia, Christianity and Catholism, and how they have brought Asian civilisations

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“Historic” Muslim primary winner married her brother while she was already married

Some critiques of a system that would mandate the election of a minority-race President mention that the process will ‘undermine the principle of meritocracy’. The assumption is that in a truly meritocratic system, everyone, regardless of race, will have a fair shot at running for President under the present scheme. One of the criteria laid out for the Elected President

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Aiseyman! Is the arrest of Zulfikar Shariff a sign of failure of our civil society to curb dangerous extremist ideology?

I know Zulfikar from the early years of Fateha.com when we both were volunteers in a Muslim organisation. I had many interactions with him and has no doubt that he holds extreme views. While he coddles to opposition political figures in the name of ‘human rights’, he violates those principles by agreeing with, for example, punishments such as death for

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Aiseyman! ISURAMUYA Japanese Restaurant claims to be Halal but it is NOT MUIS certified!

In a reddit thread posted yesterday, web the user lattakia revealed his intentions to organise 2 concurrent Gay Pride Parades in Malaysia (tentatively Johor Bahru and Ipoh) soon and has even secured an anonymous sponsor! He said that his goal for the event is to promote inclusiveness and LGBT rights where people of all walks of life (whether gay/trans) will

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Aiseyman! Malaysia to hold its very own Gay Pride Parade!

The incident of teachers from Crest Secondary School encouraging students to participate in religious activities has garnered considerable interest and concern from some in the Muslim community. In response, web they have sent a letter to MOE highlighting their concern that the secularity of our public educational institutions may have been compromised.   Dear Minister Ng, Attached is a screenshot

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Aiseyman! Our Mufti condemns terrorism but continues to oppress the Shia and LGBT Muslim minorities

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I find it interesting that our Mufti has come out to condemn the terror attacks in Saudi Arabia as having nothing to do with Islam and yet at the same time he has not once openly accepted the Shia community as fellow Muslims most of whom were the targeted victims of these senseless attacks. Wouldn’t accepting them into our fold

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Aiseyman! Son disowned by family for being gay reunites with parents after Orlando shooting scare

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A few days ago, I received a most unexpected phone call. The Orlando shooting was what really led to it, so in a way, Orlando affected me, personally. In short, it was my mother. We hadn’t spoken in the five years since she and Dad disowned me for being gay, and I was surprised that she had managed to track

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