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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)

What Direction will Afghanistan’s Geopolitical Fortune and Resources Take?!

The US House Committee on Armed Services has marked up an Act to restrict Donald Trump’s planned withdrawal of 4,000 US troops from Afghanistan by the end of the presidential elections. Liz Cheney, a member of the House Republican leadership, said that the US troop’s withdrawal from Afghanistan must not undermine the fight against ‘terrorism’ […]

The Demographic Genocide of the Uyghur Muslims Intensifies under a Capitalist System which has Facilitated Oppression to Flourish

According to a new report issued by the Associated Press (AP) on Monday 29th June, the Chinese government’s aggressive policy of forced birth control imposed on the Uyghur Muslims of East Turkestan to slash the size of their population, is even more widespread, intensive and systematic than previously known.

Fauziya Bayramova was Summoned to the Prosecutor’s Office for Accusing Russia of Colonialism

The famous Tatar writer, the leader of the Tatar national movement, Fauziya Bayramova, was summoned to the prosecutor’s office. She announced this on her Facebook page. Fauziya Bayramova writes that the consequences of her criticism of Minnikhanov, which she uttered last year at the Memorial Day, which is held annually on October 15, which recalls […]

‘Exclusive Right’ to Perform a Fardh A’in?: The Case of Friday Prayers in Malaysia

Recently, the Religious Affairs Ministry and the Religious Authorities of each state in Malaysia made announcements with regard to the performance of Friday prayers. Unfortunately, the decisions made have further increased confusion on the status of Friday prayers in this Muslim majority country. Some states allow for Friday prayers with a maximum of 12 people, […]

The Loss of Islamic Maritime Vision Makes Muslim Countries Only be Spectators of the South China Sea Conflict

In recent months amid the coronavirus outbreak, China’s naval forces are reported to have carried out intense maneuvers in the South China Sea, the scene for several overlapping and disputed territorial claims. The Haiyang Dizhi 8, a Chinese government research ship, conducted a survey near the Malaysia’s Petronas-operated West Capella, creating tension with the Malaysian […]