THE 31 March 2012 seminar for Pendidikan Islam teachers at the Johor education department, which originally claimed a Christian threat to Muslims, raises important ironies and questions. In a pluralistic public space, who gets to claim what, and why? Hwa Yue-Yi writes in her column, Work in Progress.
THE Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) notes with deep concern that the cow-head incident in Shah Alam is not an isolated case. Another recent example of this kind of insensitivity was when the holy eucharist was desecrated when certain persons went to a church, took the consecrated bread, and […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 1 July 2009: The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism today expressed confidence that the Malay rulers will protect the interests of all Malaysians, both Muslims and non-Muslims, on the issue of conversion of minors to Islam. Its president, Datuk A Vaithilingam, said although they were disappointed that non-Muslim […]
Corrected on 30 June 2009 at 7.50pm SHAH ALAM, 24 June 2009: The legal battle for Mohan Singh a/l Janot Singh’s body must also consider the right to inheritance of his non-Muslim next-of-kin, the High Court here heard today. Counsel for the Malaysian Consultative Council on Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST), Balwant Singh Sidhu, […]
SAYA sangat tidak bersetuju dengan keputusan kabinet yang mengesyorkan supaya digubal undang-undang untuk menafikan penukaran agama bagi kanak-kanak di bawah 18 tahun. Jawatankuasa itu juga mengesyorkan supaya isu berkaitan ini diberi bidangkuasa kepada Mahkamah Sivil dan bukan Mahkamah Syariah. Saya tidak pasti sama ada kabinet telah benar-benar diberi penerangan tentang kedudukan perlembagaan dan keputusan-keputusan Mahkamah […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 22 April 2009: The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) will appeal to the Council of Rulers to help resolve the unilateral conversions of minors to Islam. “We call on the rulers to see that justice and fair play is done,” said MCCBCHST president Datuk A Vaithilingam at […]