Alfian Sa’at: Issue of minority-race President reflects the flaws in our ‘meritocratic’ sytem

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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!

Dear Muslim people, what is ed Please take note! ISURAMUYA Japanese Restaurant at Jcube is NOT HALAL CERTIFIED BY MUIS. The restaurant DO NOT HAVE any Halal certification awarded by MUIS. However, illness the restaurant FB page indicates that it is a Halal certified restaurant, and the shopping mall Jcube has also advertised them as Halal, and has abused the

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

In a reddit thread posted yesterday, what is ed about it 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

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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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