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Islam open to stem cell research

By Dr Daud Batchelor | NST | 07 Nov 2012

The Malaysian medical fraternity has shown a timely initiative in holding on Oct 29 the first National Stem Cell Congress, opened by Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.


Rohingya Muslims want to call Malaysia home

| 26 Jun 2012

Sharifah binti Hussein is a bubbly 17-year-old who loves school.

Her classroom at the Harvest Centre in Kuala Lumpur is stuffy, even with the windows open and ceiling fans on full blast. Eighteen of her classmates are huddled around clusters of desks.


Malaysia, Australia to sign free trade agreement

Source : Agencies | Kuala Lumpur | 21 May 2012

Australia will sign a free trade agreement(FTA) with Malaysia on Tuesday in a move it hopes will add new momentum to stalled bilateral trade talks with other key Asian trading partners.

Australia is still negotiating free trade deals with South Korea, Japan and China, with progress in reaching agreement with Beijing and Tokyo slow.

The deal with Malaysia, which will be Australia's sixth FTA, will be signed in Kuala Lumpur, said a spokesman for Australian Trade Minister Craig Emerson.


The Arab Spring and the model of Islam in SE Asia

Southeast Asia is referred to in Sanskrit as Suvarnabhumi, as Nanyang in Chinese, as Serambi Mekah - verandah of Mecca - in Malay, and as Zirbadat - "lands below the winds" - by the Arabs and Persians.

By Imtiyaz Yusuf | The Nation | 17 Jan 2012


Malaysia: Kelantan collects Zakat in Shariah money

By Ibrahim Abdulaev : | Kota Bharu / Friday, 26 August 2011

An historic event took place at Kelantan Trade Centre in Kota Bharu the state’s capital at the end of Ramadan. For the first time in the past 100 years, payment of Zakat, the third pillar of Islam, was collected and paid with Sharia currency, Gold Dinar and Silver Dirham on 25 August 2011 in a public event organized by the government.


Malaysia’s ‘obedient wives’ anger rights groups

Source | Reuters
KUALA LUMPUR | 05 Jun 2011

A Malaysian group urging wives to avoid marital problems by fulfilling their husbands’ desires has angered politicians and women’s rights groups, the New Straits Times reported on Sunday.

The Obedient Wives Club, which was set up by a group of Muslim women, said domestic violence, infidelity and prostitution stemmed from a lack of belief in God and a failure of women to satisfy their husbands.


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