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  • Is Taib going to call it quits? - Analysis

    November 24, 2013 4:44 AM 7

    The failure of the pro-ulama group in PAS to wrest back the No. 2 post from Mohamad Sabu is a signal that the party wants to go mainstream rather than pursue its original Islamic agenda. Speculation that Sarawak’s most powerful man Tan Sri Taib Mahmud is preparing to call it a day has been swirling in Kuching the last couple of months but most are taking

  • Mahfuz out, Tuan Ibrahim joins Salahuddin and Husam as veeps - Nation | The Star Online

    November 24, 2013 4:36 AM 27

    SHAH ALAM: PAS delegates have chosen it's information chief Datuk Tuan IbrahimTuan Man (pic) as one of three vice-presidents after a recount of votes. He joins two other incumbents Salahuddin Ayub and Datuk Husam Musa who won the five-way battle for the three vice-presidents posts. Tuan Ibrahim who is part of the Ulama faction in the party edged out another

  • Malaysia's PAS retains pro-Anwar leader as No. 2

    November 24, 2013 1:00 AM 23

    Votes for three vice-president posts being recounted Malaysia's Islamic party today retained Mr Mohamad Sabu as deputy president in internal elections marked by open tensions between its ulama (clerics) faction and the liberal-leaning group that wants to work closer with the opposition pact led by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Mr Mohamad belongs to the faction

  • Women ‘brainwashed’ before being turned into slaves

    November 23, 2013 11:13 PM 16

    MP says discovery may be tip of ‘rather large iceberg’ The three women thought to have been held captive in a south London house for decades were “brainwashed” before being slowly turned into slaves, detectives believe. Privately, investigators say it is believed that everybody in the Lambeth property was involved in what is described as akin to a quasi-religious

  • Anwar’s role in party to be decided at special PKR congress

    November 23, 2013 9:09 AM 25

    A Parti Keadilan Rakyat special congress tomorrow could decide whether Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) remains as the party's unelected supreme leader or take on the role of an elected president, an issue that has divided the party leadership in recent months, say party insiders. They said, at present, there was no formal provision for the position of supreme

  • PAS needs both clerics and Erdogans, says Hanipa Maidin

    November 22, 2013 9:30 AM 24

    PAS's central committee member Hanipa Maidin says religion should not be an impediment to PAS cooperating with non-Muslims. - The Malaysian Insider, November 22, 2013.PAS’s outspoken central committee member Hanipa Maidin is banking on a blend of ulama and progressives, known as the Erdogans, to ensure a healthy balance in the party after its elections

  • ‘Something opened up in one of them’: how three decades of slavery came to an end for an Irish woman and two others in London

    November 22, 2013 5:29 AM 23

    A television documentary on forced marriage prompted an Irish woman held captive in Lambeth to call for help On October 9th, ITV broadcast an episode of its documentary Exposure, which showed Muslim clerics in British mosques prepared to marry girls aged just 14. Among the viewers was an Irish woman in a house in Lambeth, a 57-year-old who is thought

  • Wildlife trafficker back in business

    November 22, 2013 3:57 AM 11

    Al Jazeera uncovers evidence that Lizard King, released by Malaysia last year, is trading in endangered species again. A year ago, the world’s most notorious wildlife trafficker, known as the Lizard King, was released from a Malaysian jail. Now Al Jazeera has uncovered evidence showing he is back at his old game - selling off the world’s endangered species

  • Ulamas’ push for original Islamic state risking Pakatan pact

    November 21, 2013 11:56 PM 14

    Dewan Ulama chief Datuk Harun Taib (centre) discussed an array of subjects yesterday, ranging from Karpal Singh to Muslim liberalism to the future of PAS, particularly its role in the opposition coalition. – The Malaysian Insider pic, November 22, 2013. Amid all the talk about the PAS ulama wing or Dewan Ulama calling for a review of the Islamist party's

  • Crackdown on errant civil servants - Nation

    November 21, 2013 11:48 PM 13

    PUTRAJAYA: The country’s top civil servant has started acting against errant public sector staff suspected to be involved in irregularities as exposed in the Auditor-General’s Report 2012. Chief Secretary to the Govern­ment Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa said seven officers were slapped with disciplinary action and 30 issued show-cause letters. Nine were not found