Response to FRHAM : Consent For Sex Out Of Wedlock a False Premise

We would like to respond to the statement by the Federation of Reproductive Health Associations Malaysia published in Malaymail’s website. Let us speak plainly and clearly as the above mentioned consensus statement is heavily loaded with jargon and at times unclear and contradictory. Adolescents and school children must be taught right from wrong. We teach them […]

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Sexual Desires Do Not Define A Person’s Identity

“LGBTQ persons do not need to change who they are” – this is the very curious assertion in the concluding paragraph of a statement made by the Pelangi Campaign dated 5 August, 2020. This statement encapsulates the epistemological difference in the worldviews of those who are ‘LGBTQ-affirming’ and those who reject this ideology in favor […]

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Menyamar untuk Cinta?

‘Jika kita sudah hilang rasa cinta dan rasa hormat kepada sesama kita, pada saat itulah kita pada sebetulnya telahpun mati.’ – Maya Angelou. Betapakah besar nilai hormat sebetulnya? Sehinggakan begitu sukar masyarakat zaman ini untuk saling hormat sesama manusia. Ada yang menghina hormat dengan menyerang keperibadian seseorang lain secara terus, tapi dek kerana ramai yang […]

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Pengkhianat Negara Makin Ramai

‘Patriotisme adalah kesetiaan kepada negara sepanjang waktu, kesetiaan kepada pemerintah ketika mereka layak.’ – Mark Twain.  Apalah yang sudah jadi dengan jati diri dan rasa bangga kepada negara dalam jiwa rakyat Malaysia. Sudah terkuburkan semuanya? Terlalu banyak kelakuan biadap yang dilihat semakin menjadi-jadi kebelakangan ini sehingga merendahkan setiap hal berkaitan dengan identiti negara. Seolah-olah kejayaan […]

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Pertahankan Kedudukan Mahkamah Syariah

SUDAH tiba masanya bidang kuasa Mahkamah Syariah dalam negara dinaik taraf dan dikuatkuasakan di peringkat Persekutuan. Harapan umat Islam untuk melihat undang-undang Islam diberi penghormatan dan kedudukan yang sepatutnya kembali mekar apabila Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Hal Ehwal Agama), Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri menuntut supaya Pindaan Akta Mahkamah Syariah (Bidang Kuasa Jenayah) 1965 […]

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Looking at the Human Rights for the LGBT or Transgender Person

Diversity of Public Opinions The statement made by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for Religious Affairs, YB Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri calling on the Religious Enforcement Officers of Federal Territories’ Islamic Affairs Department (JAWI) to not arrest but also provide religious education so that the transgender community can “return to the correct […]

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Muhammad Asad – A little note to IRF and IKRAM

(The article first appeared on 25th September 2014) There is no doubt that countless Muslims passionately desire a socio-political development on Islamic lines, but there is also no doubt that in the mental climate of the modern world it has become almost axiomatic among many educated people that RELIGION OUGHT NOT TO INTERFERE WITH POLITICAL LIFE. […]

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Sexual Liberalism is A False Idol

It appears that Malaysia is having its very own #metoo moment following a flurry of accusations on social media of sexual misconduct. Riding on the wave of confessions following the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and others, no less than 8 men in Malaysia have been accused publicly on social media of sexual harassment and assault. However, just […]

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Media Menyemarak Kebencian

‘Apa yang diperoleh daripada kebencian akan menjadi beban hidup kerana akan mencambahkan lebih banyak kebencian baru.’ – Mahatma Gandhi. Dalam tahun 2019, kerajaan Kanada telah mentakrifkan Islamophobia sebagai sentimen ‘perkauman, stereotaip, prasangka, ketakutan atau permusuhan yang ditujukan kepada mana-mana individu Muslim atau pengikut Islam secara umum.’ Takrifan ini adalah selari dengan definisi yang diberikan Majlis […]

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Concern On The Impact Of LGBTQ+ Demands in Malaysia

In Malaysia, some LGBTQ+ individuals are trying to make others see them as “normal” and now to an extent, wanting for legalization of same-sex and gender-neutral conduct in every aspect of life. We have not seen such liberal settings in Malaysia for decades but unfortunately the current situation has changed due to the extreme way […]

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