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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Malaysia tourism group, netizens defend Langkawi’s iconic eagle statue amid claim sculpture is ‘un-Islamic’

LANGKAWI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – A tourism group in the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi has strongly objected to a claim that the island’s iconic eagle statue is haram, or forbidden by Islam, and should be demolished, adding to the online opposition by Malaysian netizens on the issue. Langkawi Tourism Association president Zainuddin Kadir said the 12-metre high statue

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Indonesian suspect arrested over plot to attack Marina Bay was planning to work in Sentosa as a cleaner

JAKARTA – The Indonesian militant arrested in Batam on Saturday in connection with a plot to fire a rocket on Marina Bay was planning to travel to Singapore to work as a cleaner, about it police said on Monday (Sept 5). Riau Islands police chief Sam Budigusdian told reporters at a press conference on Monday that the suspect said during questioning

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President Rodrigo Duterte Bans Miniskirts in the Philippines

  President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is making headlines again when he announced yesterday of a ban on miniskirts across the Philippines. President Duterte has always been in the news since he started his anti-drug campaign which has been marred with a lot of extra-judicial killings. The new directive will outlaw material which shows parts of the body including breasts,

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

“Ilhan Omar: Her back pages, visit this site ” By Scott Johnson, approved   Powerline, and (thanks to Dr. Andrew Bostom):   Somali American Ilhan Omar defeated 22-term incumbent Phyllis Kahn for the nomination of the DFL to serve as the representative of House District 60B in the state legislature. Omar came in first in a three-way primary race for

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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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