All posts filed under: Asia

Q&A: Erdogan and Putin’s Summit in Sochi, Russia

Question: On Wednesday, 29/9/2021, a summit was held between Erdogan and Putin in Sochi, Russia. The Turkish president was at the head of a delegation that included the head of the intelligence service, Hakan Fidan, and the head of the presidential communications department, Fahrettin Altun, and the presidential spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, without any of his […]

China and America: War, Engagement or Containment

On September 24, 2021 the leaders of the informal alliance Quad declared, “Together, we recommit to promoting the free, open rules-based order, rooted in international law and undaunted by coercion, to bolster security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.” [1] The leaders did not name China as the main target of their statement, but it was very […]

Q&A: The Scopes and Significance of the US Military Alliance with Britain and Australia

Question: What are the scopes and significance of the US military alliance with Britain and Australia? Is it directed against China? Or is it a British and American slap to France after it destroyed Britain’s influence in Tunisia, and after its followers turned against America’s agents in Guinea, and after France’s efforts to build a […]

Q&A: Repercussions of the Military Coup d’état in Myanmar

Question: “The United Nations special envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener declared in a video conference that Wednesday was “the bloodiest day” in the country since the military coup on February 1, with 38 dead. Myanmar security forces shot demonstrators protesting against the Military rule…” (AlJazeera.net, 3/3/2021) The army in Myanmar / Burma had staged […]

Views on the News 13/02/2021

Headlines: • COVID-19: Vaccine Nationalism, High Prices and Supply Chain Issues Slowing Worldwide Coronavirus Inoculation • No Change in US Policy on Kashmir, says US State Department • US-China Competition: A Bipolar Technology Order • After Two Hour China Phone Call, Biden says China will ‘Eat our Lunch’ • US Military in the Middle East, […]

The Emergency Ordinance – A Problem Solver?

On the 14th of January, the Emergency Ordinance 2021 was gazetted. It was proclaimed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to safeguard the country from the economic threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The gazettement is dated January 14th but takes retrospective effect from January 11th, 2021. Subsequently, the Prime […]

Secularism is No Different from the Communist Ideology in Violating Religious Rights

Chief Jewish Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, says that he can no longer remain silent about the plight of the Uyghurs. He further writes that the violation of the basic religious rights of the Uyghurs to practise their faith reminds him of the Jewish persecution throughout history especially under the Communist regime of the former Soviet Union. […]

Corruption Transcends Sensitive Food Issues

On the 1st of December 2020, Malaysian authorities led by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) joined by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM), the Johor Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) and the Johor State Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ) raided a warehouse in Senai, State of Johor, after discovering that it was […]

China is Killing Uighurs Merely because they Believe in One God and Wish to Practice their Way of Life

Uighurs are forced to eat pork as China expands Xinjiang pig farms. (aljazeera.com) China under the CPC has destroyed its civilisation. It has no sense of justice, right or wrong. Indeed it doesn’t care. It has cloaked itself with all the vile, loathsome self-serving hypocritical righteous indignation. It has traded dignity and honour in pursuit […]

The Uighur Muslims of East Turkestan are Part of the Islamic Ummah

Abandoning them to China’s Oppression Invites the Wrath of Allah (swt) In his interview with the Indian media channel, “The Wire,” broadcast on 12 October 2020, Dr. Moeed Yusuf rejected reports and testimonies about the Chinese oppression of the Uighur Muslims of East Turkestan (Xinjiang), declaring it as a “non-issue.” For many decades Uighur Muslims […]

What’s Wrong with Sabah?

Yesterday (26th September 2020) saw the Borneo state of Sabah go to the polls. The official results of the 16th Sabah state elections witness the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) coalition winning with a simple majority of 38 seats against Warisan Plus’ 32 seats while independent candidates bagged the remaining three seats. As usual, campaigns prior […]

US Trade Disputes with China have nothing to do with Valuing the Rights of Muslim Women

On September the 14th 2020, CNBC reported on an assessment by sovereign wealth CEO Choi Heenam of the Korea Investment Corporation. He stated that “investors should not be “too bearish” about the markets even if tensions between the U.S. and China continue to rise” as “It’s a hegemonic conflict based on structural problems rather than […]

Is a Refugee Seeking Sanctuary the Criminal OR the Nationalistic Regimes Who Abandon and Persecute the Oppressed Muslims?

On the 7th September, nearly 300 Rohingya refugees came ashore in Indonesia after being at sea for almost 6 months. The group included 181 women and 14 children and were rescued by local Muslims on Sumatra’s northern coast. The refugees set sail from southern Bangladesh bound for Malaysia, hoping to receive sanctuary in the Muslim-majority […]

Who Will Stand Up to the Religious Genocide of Muslims in East Turkestan?

On the 27th August, ‘Buzzfeed News’ published the findings from its investigation based on thousands of satellite images of the region of ‘Xinjiang’ which revealed a “vast and growing infrastructure for long-term detention and incarceration” of Uyghur, Kazakh and other Muslims by the tyrannical Chinese regime. It described how “China has secretly built scores of […]

Antara dua darjat (Between two ranks)

For the past few days, netizens have mounted fierce attacks on the Ministry of Health (MOH) Facebook page concerning what is perceived to be an unfair compound slapped on the Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister, Dato Dr. Khairuddin Aman Razali. Khairuddin who hails from the Malaysia Islamic Party (PAS) had violated the 14-day quarantine law […]

Al Jazeera, Lockdown, Racism and Unity of the Ummah

On the 3rd of July, Al Jazeera aired the 101 East documentary strand entitled ‘Locked Up in Malaysia’s Lockdown’. The documentary investigated the plight of thousands of undocumented migrant workers arrested during raids in areas under tight lockdowns. The angle depicted in the documentary have enraged many Malaysians and the government reciprocated by lambasting Al Jazeera’s ‘inaccurate, misleading […]

Uighurs: China’s Cultural Genocide

Rights campaigners are calling for a United Nations investigation into China’s treatment of the country’s Uighur Muslims, following reports of forced sterilisations of women. Beijing has also been accused of overseeing oppressive surveillance, brutal internment camps and physical and psychological torture of ethnic Uighurs, but has denied any wrongdoing. (Source: The Week)