Posts tagged "malaysia"
In The News: Breaking Bad, Thanksgivukkah, The Vatican, George Bernard Shaw & much more

In The News: Breaking Bad, Thanksgivukkah, The Vatican, George Bernard Shaw & much more

A round-up of recent religion & media news.

Words and Deeds in Malaysia

Malaysia's Prime Minister talks of tolerance in Rome but doesn't "walk the talk" back home by Natasja Sheriff In a rare meeting in July, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Pope Benedict XVI agreed to establish diplomatic relations between Malaysia and the Holy See. It was a historic meeting of national significance for Malaysia, which until this...

Allah’s Name

Zeinab Yusuf Saiwalla: In Muslim majority Malaysia, the government recently refused to allow the distribution of tens of thousands of bibles that were printed in the country’s main language – Bahasa Malaysia. The controversy is not new; in 2009 the Malaysian Home Ministry prosecuted The Herald, Malaysia's sole Catholic publication, and threatened it with the...

Two Courts

29 December 2005 From Malaysia comes a case of conflict between civilian and Shariah courts, which tangled this week over a Hindu widow’s wishes to bury her husband according to her — and, she claimed, her late husband’s — Hindu traditions. The widow, Kaliammal Sinnasamy, had appealed to the secular High Court after a Sharia...