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Harassment of Muslim women end in Malaysia and Hypocisy

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When will the harassment of Muslim women end in Malaysia?
byMariam Mokhtar QUICK TAKE: In Malaysia, men, in particular Muslim men, have an uncanny ability to patronise and preach to women. It is worse when the authorities feel the need to weave religion into their professional roles. When will Malaysians, especially Malays, realise that religion is a personal matter? On February 25, it was reported in the mainstream papers that the Batu Pahat Public Works Department (JKR) had removed a JKR signboard which reminded Muslim women to cover their hair. The notice warned Muslim women of the punishment they would receive should they fail to cover their hair. Photographs of the JKR notice had been circulating on Facebook and WhatsApp. Members of the public had complained about JKR's action, saying that erecting notices with a religious connotation, was out of their jurisdiction. One makcik said, "Will JKR repair the potholes in front of my house instead of being a 'mak-sebok'?" …

Pakistan and so-called blasphemy law

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Pakistan hangs anti-blasphemy law governor's assassin Mumtaz Qadri was executed over 2011 killing of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, who sought to reform blasphemy laws.29 Feb 2016 06:22 GMT|Pakistan,Law,Human Rights,Asia Punjab Governor Salman Taseer met Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian who was sentenced to death for blasphemy [File: EPA] Pakistan has hanged the assassin of a governor who sought to reform the country's blasphemy laws, officials and supporters said Mumtaz Qadri - feted as a hero by many supporters - was executed at a prison in Rawalpindi on Monday morning. "I can confirm that Qadri was hanged in Adialia jail early Monday morning," senior local police official Sajjid Gondal told the AFP news agency.
A prison official confirmed the execution of Qadri, who killed Punjab Governor Salman Taseer in 2011. Dozens of rangers and police in riot gear as well as ambulances were stationed outside Qadri's home in the city early Monday.

Christians fleeing Pakistan due to Religious persecutions!

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The Christians held in Thailand after fleeing PakistanBy Chris RogersBBC News, Thailand 26 February 2016 From the sectionMagazine
A BBC investigation has found that Thailand, a country known for its hospitality to tourists, routinely arrests and detains asylum seekers. Many are Pakistani Christians who have fled religious persecution in their own country. Some are children. And they are held despite being UN-registered asylum seekers, whom the UN is under a duty to protect. The sound of the faithful in prayer and song bursts out of a small rented room where a congregation of more than 100 people have gathered for Sunday mass. They would be risking their lives to worship like this in their homeland, where Islamist extremists force Christians to convert, or even kill them. Leading the prayers is Pastor Joshua, a Christian from Lahore, in what is officially known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Along with thousands of other Christians, he's had to flee to Thailand and still fear…

Putting an end to the Mat Rempit MENANCE

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Making a case for the Mat Rempit  | February 26, 2016 We cannot expect them to become better citizens if we do not change the narrative around them. COMMENT

Unspeakable acts sgainst children by Afghan people

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Unspeakable Inbox x Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel<jay.sekulow@email.aclj.org>Unsubscribe10:04 PM (9 hours ago) tome

'Who’s paying for detained murderer Sirul’s bills? Malaysian taxpayers' money?

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'Who’s paying for detained murderer Sirul’s bills?  With a sizeable team supporting former police special forces officer Sirul Azhar Umar’s bills, who is paying for all his bills? This is the question raised byThe Weekend Australian, the Sunday edition of the newspaperThe Australian, in its lengthy news analysis on Sirul and the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu, for which Sirul has been convicted. According toThe Weekend Australian, Sirul had retained the services of a solicitor, barrister and migration consultant - until at least last month. The Weekend Australianyesterday reported that Sirul also employs a Malaysian-based Australian clerk, who handles his finances and the expenses of his son who is also in Australia. He also has lawyers who act for him in Malaysia. All this while detained at the Villawood immigration detention centre in Sydney, where he is caught in an immigration limbo after jumping bail in Malaysia to flee to Australia. Australian law prevents…

So easy to keep the rakyat happy. What fools we are!

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So easy to keep the rakyat happy. What fools we are! byMariam Mokhtar OUTSPOKEN: Sadly, in Malaysia, the rakyat is gripped by apathy, more than fear. They simply cannot be bothered. Struggling and fighting to regain our stolen freedoms, is for other people. It is hard work and there are no immediate rewards. In other parts of the world, the ordinary people are not afraid to oppose an injustice, or to fight for their basic rights, or to demand better service from their governments. The Amanah president, Mat Sabu, shamed the rakyat when he said, "We are all cowards." He was puzzled and weary, because the Malaysian public seem to accommodate allegedly corrupt leaders, who abuse their power and steal the freedoms of the public. He chastised us and said that we would be left behind whilst our neighbours, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar and Philippines, achieve political transformations. He wondered about our complacency and said, "We celebrate the downfall of others, but our own (pro…