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2017/02/01 | Melissa Crouch
A Personal Tribute to Burma's U Ko Ni
On Sunday, prominent Muslim lawyer, and legal adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi, U Ko Ni, was fatally shot by an alleged assassin. Melissa Crouch reflects on the life and legacy of Myanmar’s legal voice of conscience.
2017/01/30 | Scott Weaver
Islamic Flavors Blending Well in Taipei
More Muslim tourists means more demand for halal-certified restaurants.
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.
2017/01/19 | Hew Wai Weng
Reclaiming Halal and the Commercialization of Islam
Hew Wai Weng takes a look at what constitutes halal in contemporary Malaysia — a certification that today is less about faith and more about the commercialisation of Islam.
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.
Religious Freedom on Trial in Indonesia
For a country that has claimed to be a tolerant and moderate Muslim-majority democracy, the Ahok blasphemy allegation signals a regression in religious freedom and the rights of minorities.
Rampant FGM in Indonesia: Ignorance, Social Pressure Blamed
'I was six years old and I felt so afraid that I cried. I didn’t have the courage to look at it. It bled for two days, so I was treated with traditional medicine. Then I was told to bathe in the sea.'
2016/11/26 | Vanja Hamzić
BOOK REVIEW: 'The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of the Muslim State'
In 'The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of the Muslim State' Iza R. Hussin traces a riveting history of Islamic law as it encounters, and is inevitably transformed by, British colonialism in Malaya, Egypt and India. It is a work of unique critical sensibilities, setting the scene for future interdisciplinary research of colonial and postcolonial Islamic law as fruitful analytical categories, finds Vanja Hamzić.
2016/11/18 | Melissa Crouch
Blasphemy Charges against Ahok a Triumph for Islamists in Indonesia
'Prosecuting Ahok would fit within a broader trend over the past two decades in Indonesia of charging people who have allegedly blasphemed Islam.'
2016/11/02 | Malaysiakini
'Tackling ISIS More Difficult than Tackling Communists'
Efforts in Europe and Asia have yet to determine the root cause of terrorism, according to a top Malaysian politician.
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.
2016/10/19 | Edward White
Selfie Arrest Shows LGBT Criminalization ‘Snowballing’ In Indonesia
The criminalizing of LGBT activities is gaining pace in Indonesia and activists are predicting increased risks of violence.
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.
2016/09/20 | Malaysiakini
Former Journalist Arrested for Islam Tweet in Malaysia
A former journalist was arrested for allegedly insulting Islam on Twitter.
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.