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

  President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is making headlines again when he announced yesterday of a ban onminiskirts 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, and

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President Rodrigo Duterte Bans Miniskirts in the Philippines

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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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!

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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