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2017/01/27 | Daniel P Sullivan
The Rohingya Crisis and Suu Kyi’s Chance
Myanmar’s foreign minister and de-facto leader is caught between conflicting international and domestic pressures over the Rohingya crisis, but Daniel P Sullivan argues she can harness the growing chorus of international criticism to break down the barriers to change.
2017/02/20 | Jeffrey Hutton
The Heart of the Matter in Jakarta
The silver lining from Wednesday’s results is that Ahok, an ethnic Chinese, was on the ballot at all, writes Jeffrey Hutton in Jakarta.
2017/06/14 | Ben Hillman
Dangerous Games: China’s Ethnic Policies in Xinjiang
New naming regulations are designed to curtail 'religious fervor.' But the ruling also targets Uyghur nationalism, which is often conflated with Islamic extremism in China.
2016/09/20 | Malaysiakini
Former Journalist Arrested for Islam Tweet in Malaysia
A former journalist was arrested for allegedly insulting Islam on Twitter.
2016/10/12 | Edward White
Indonesian LGBT Activists Wary on Gay Sex Ban Court Decision
The anti-LGBT sentiment that swept through Indonesia earlier this year appears to have mellowed somewhat in recent months. But efforts by conservative religious groups to marginalize the LGBT community continue.
2017/01/13 | Dinith Adikari
Is Ma Ba Tha Really in Decline?
Despite suffering a series of grave blows, an ’emotional story’ keeps the controversial Buddhist group active and influential in Myanmar, Dinith Adikari writes.
2016/08/29 | Malaysiakini
Namewee: Don’t Go After Taiwanese Band
MV controversy: 'If you want to hold someone responsible, then let it be me alone.'
2016/08/25 | Malaysiakini
Philippine Islamist Militants Behead Hostage
ISIS-linked Islamist militants have beheaded another hostage in the southern Philippines.
2016/08/24 | Hafiz Yatim
Malaysia's Top Court to Rule on Child Islam Conversion
Malaysia's highest court will decide whether one parent can convert a child to Islam without the other parent's consent.
2016/07/27 | Shuhei Omi
UNIQLO Hijab: Giving Taiwan's Muslims Choices in Mainstream Apparel
Taiwan’s Islamic community has welcomed the move by UNIQLO to supply 'modest fashion' in Taiwan, including the hijab.
2016/10/25 | The Japan Times
Heading for All-Out War in Yemen
Reinvigorated diplomacy that will culminate in a power-sharing agreement is needed to halt Yemen's slide to civil war and avert a humanitarian catastrophe.
2017/02/09 | TNL Staff
Hundreds Lashed in Indonesia under Sharia Law
Sharia laws are particularly harsh for women and the LGBT community.
2017/04/12 | Ismail Shogo
Tackling Sex Re-assignment Surgery in Malaysia
Ismail Shogo outlines the Malaysian state’s stance on sex re-assignment surgery and seeks to analyze the rationale that underlies it.
2016/07/06 | Edward White
[PHOTO STORY] Eid al-Fitr in Taipei
Worshipers spilled out onto the streets in Taiwan’s capital this morning as thousands of people from Taipei’s Islamic community gathered at the Taipei Grand Mosque to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. The festival marks the ‘breaking of the fast’ at the end of the month-long Ramadan, which is observed by an estimated 1.5 billion people around the world. Taiwan, with a population of 23.5 million, has about 60,000 Muslims.
2016/06/16 | Yuan-ling Liang
Halal Food in Taiwan — Fed Up Looking for It?
The Tourism Bureau is promoting halal certification for the catering industry to boost tourism. But long-term Muslim residents still face many difficulties dealing with their daily meals.