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Bible Society fears Jais will seize future imports of Bible in Bahasa Malaysia, Iban

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

As the country’s sole importer of Bibles in the Malay language, The Bible Society of Malaysia is in a spot following the seizure of its stock by the Selangor Islamic [...]
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Buddhist monk to PM: Call for dialogue to end interfaith row

Buddhist monk to PM: Call for dialogue to end interfaith row

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Buddhist chief monk for Malaysia and Singapore urged today Datuk Seri Najib Razak convene a dialogue with all religious leaders to allay the anxieties of Malaysians over [...]
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Jais wrong as Allah ban only for Herald, not Bibles, say critics

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Selangor’s religious authorities were wrong to seize Malay and Iban language Bibles and must return them as the ban on using the word Allah is only for the Catholic [...]
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Police question Catholic priest under sedition

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Police are investigating the editor of the Catholic weekly Herald, Father Lawrence Andrew (pic) under the Sedition Act, for saying that the word Allah will continue to be [...]
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Landslide near Parliament building causes massive traffic jam

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A landslide on Jalan Mahameru, about one kilometre from the Parliament building, cut off all traffic heading towards Jalan Kuching and the Putra World Trade Centre, causing a [...]
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MACC detains two Malaysian diplomats for dodgy claims

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained two Malaysian diplomats for putting false claims at the Apec Summit in Hawaii in 2011, and is expected to charge [...]
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PTPTN to lodge report for loan write-off joke on Facebook – Bernama

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will lodge a report at the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) against the owner of a Facebook [...]
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Lead by example, analysts tell Barisan leaders as excesses put off Malaysians

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Barisan Nasional leaders (BN) need to lead by example and be sensitive towards Malaysians who are being squeezed by the rising cost of living or risk losing support come the [...]
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Guan Eng defends hotel tax after Penang makes world top 10 holiday hotspot

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Unesco heritage site of George Town, Penang, has been named the eighth holiday hotspot out of 40 destinations worldwide for 2014 by British daily, Guardian. Though the [...]
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Malaysia’s National Unity Council to seek amicable solution to ‘Allah’ row

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Channelnewsasia | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s newly-formed National Unity Council has stepped in to try and reduce tensions over the use of the word “Allah”, which means God in Arabic. [...]
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Resolve ‘Allah’ issue quickly, former AG urges Federal Court

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A retired attorney general wants Malaysia’s Federal Court to convene quickly proceedings on the “Allah” row to bring finality to the matter and [...]
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Selangor councillor starts dialogue on ‘Allah’ issue

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The controversy over the use of the word “Allah” by Christians is far from over, but the Selangor government, at least, has initiated a dialogue over the issue. [...]
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Use sin tax for non-Muslims’ welfare, says DAP lawmaker

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A DAP lawmaker today reiterated the opposition’s suggestion that revenue from sin tax be placed in a special account that is channelled towards the welfare of [...]
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Law expert warns of constitutional crisis if Selangor amends enactment

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Selangor will plunge into a constitutional crisis if the state amends laws that regulate proselytising and the exclusive use of certain Arabic words by Muslims, [...]
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Hard Rock Cafe says it has no plans to open outlet in Putrajaya

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Insider | 6:00 AM

The Hard Rock Cafe can operate in Putrajaya and feature nasyid (Islamic gospel songs), a minister suggested today to placate protests against the chain, but the world-famous [...]
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