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Archive for February, 2017

CFM: Pastor’s abduction a grave concern

The Christian Federation of Malaysia has expressed deep concern over the abduction of Pastor Raymond Koh last Monday. “We understand that Koh works with the communities and all people who are in need. “The work of people of faith in such communities must be free from threats of violence and intimidation,” said CFM chairperson Rev […]

Gerakan’s ‘selective amnesia’ won’t change it’s role in Hadi’s bill

COMMENT Gerakan has to remember that it is part of the BN, which is part of the federal government that also plays a part in the federal government decisions. Selangor Gerakan Youth vice-chief Ivanpal Singh should first remember that the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) amendment, which was proposed by PAS president […]

Family of kidnapped pastor offers RM10,000 for information

PETALING JAYA: The family of Raymond Koh, the pastor abducted here on Feb 13, has offered a RM10,000 reward for information leading to his return, reports NST Online today. “I would like to appeal to those who have taken my husband to return him safe and unharmed to me and my children.

Couple sues Jawi over khalwat raid arrest

A married couple is suing the Federal Territory Islamic Department, its enforcement officers and government for detaining them in a khalwat (close proximity) raid at a budget hotel last month. Self-employed Mohd Ridhuan Giman, 34, his wife Siti Sarah Maulad Abdullah, 26, and Ridhuan’s mother named enforcement officers Mohd Shiham Ramli, Mohammad Izehar Md Amin, […]

Jakarta elections set to go into second round after quick counts confirm tight race between Ahok-Djarot and Anies-Sandiaga

JAKARTA – The Jakarta elections is set to go into round two after quick counts from Wednesday’s (Feb 15) polls showed that neither incumbent Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, and his deputy Djarot Saiful Hidayat, or their closest rivals from the opposition Gerindra Party were able to garner the majority vote. The Ahok-Djarot pair […]

Ahok leads at Agus Yudhoyono’s, Rizieq Shihab’s polling stations

Incumbent Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and running mate Djarot Saiful Hidayat dominated the final Jakarta election tally count at the polling station where Democratic Party-backed gubernatorial candidate Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono cast his ballot on Wednesday morning. Ahok also leads the tally at polling station No. 17 where firebrand cleric Rizieq Shihab voted in Petamburan, Central Jakarta.

Valentine’s Day road to ‘zina’, FT mufti warns Muslims

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — Valentine’s Day is a celebration that leads to vice and illicit sex, Federal Territories mufti Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad has said, warning Muslims against celebrating the day to mark love today. In a statement published on his office’s website yesterday, Zulkifli claimed that sex out of wedlock is the main […]

Umno Selangor tolak peletakan jawatan Jamal Yunos

  SHAH ALAM: Umno Selangor hari ini sebulat suara menolak peletakan jawatan Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos sebagai ketua Umno bahagian dan pengerusi Barisan Nasional (BN) Sungai Besar. Pengerusi Umno Selangor Tan Sri Noh Omar berkata langkah itu dibuat selepas menilai segala sumbangan Jamal kepada kelangsungan parti terutamanya semasa membantu memenangkan BN pada Pilihan Raya […]

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