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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Borders Malaysia today implored the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) to end its continued prosecution of bookstore manager Nik Raina Nik Abdul Aziz that was twice ruled illegal and unconstitutional. Pointing out that the charge was adjudged to unlawful by both the civil High Court and Court of Appeal, […]

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 ― After five years in a tug-of-war with authorities over the word “Allah”, the Catholic Church will get its final shot today at pursuing its right to use the word as the Federal Court mulls whether to proceed with the long drawn out dispute. In the dispute, Malaysia Catholic Church has […]

Barely has the dust settled on the issue of the seized Bibles in Selangor, a Catholic priest in Muar, Johor, was detained for having 30 copies of a hymn book with the word Allah which were meant for his Orang Asli parishioners. Father Cyril Mannayagam (pic), 44, said although the police later decided not to […]

Iban and Bahasa Malaysia-speaking Christians in Sarawak are seething over the stamping of Malay and Iban-language Bibles with a warning by the Selangor religious authorities, saying the act of desecration had marred any sincerity over the release of the holy books which were seized earlier this year. Pastor Graman Ujang, the chairman of Gempuru Besai […]

Muslim group flays BSM for crossing the line

An Islamic group has admonished the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM), saying it had gone overboard with its demand for an apology. Persatuan Belia Islam Nasional (Pembina) was responding to BSM president Ng Moon Ming, who wants the Selangor religious authorities to apologise for stamping 30 copies of the Bible with a caveat barring their […]

The Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) is demanding an apology from the Selangor religious authorities over the “desecration” of Bibles which were stamped following their seizure earlier this year. The move comes as The Malaysian Insider reported this morning that Christian leaders were furious that the Bahasa Malaysia and Iban-language Bibles were stamped with a […]

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Muslims enamoured with the Islamic State jihadist movement in Syria could be tempted to replicate the violent revolution in Malaysia, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad suggested today. Warning Putrajaya that it no longer has the Internal Security Act (ISA) to deal with such a contingency, Dr Mahathir said […]

This is a crime against humanity! Iraq’s Christians are begging the world for help. They are being systematically exterminated by a terrorist evil, but is anybody listening? Since capturing the second largest city in Iraq, ISSIS has ordered Christians to convert to Islam, pay taxes levied on non-Muslims, or die.

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