The November 19 general elections in Malaysia did not produce a clear winner but there was an unmistakable development: the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) emerged with the largest number of seats in parliament.
Malaysians will go to the polls on November 19. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob sensing loss of support within the ruling UMNO coalition decided to seek a new mandate. Interestingly, 97-year-old former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is also contesting the polls.
During the December 2019 Islamic Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia pushed among other policies, for the creation of a gold dinar. This is an important step and must be pursued vigorously to get out of the stranglehold of dollar hegemony.
Extremism seems to have afflicted the gentle society of Malaysia as well. A seminar slated for July 13 to promote Muslim unity had to be cancelled due to ‘security reasons’, according to the organizers.
Going after the crooks in Malaysia has exposed some unsavory foreign characters as well, including the Saudis.
The 92-year-old former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad is back in power ousting his former protégé, the scandal-ridden Najib Razak.
Like a mad uncle coming down from the attic wielding a cane to sort out noisy children, Mahathir Mohamad has once again stormed Malaysian politics. At 92, the coalition he led, Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), achieved a stunning victory against the ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional (BN).
One of the most challenging aspects Muslim parents face in the West is finding suitable spouses for their children. Because of lack of social networking, this has become a serious problem.
In the absence of clear information, there is bound to be speculation about Malaysia Airline Flight MH-370. The biggest unanswered question is: how can a huge plane simply disappear with all the modern technology and satellite images that can identify a car number plate from several miles up in the air? A great number of countries are withholding crucial information. There is much more to the mystery than meets the eye.
There is something really curious about the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. How can a huge plane like Boeing 777-200 simply disappear into thin air without a trace?
A Russian writer offers some interesting analysis on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
In the age of super technology, lack of information about Malaysian Flight MH370 has become a really mystery. How could a jumbo jet with 239 passengers on board simply disappear without a trace and even after nearly a week, nobody has the faintest clue where it went.
How could a Boeing 777 simply disappear from radar screen and vanish into thin air? Why was the transponder on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Friday March 07 turned off? Relatives of passengers have reported being able to make cell phone calls that connect and ring but obviously there is no answer. How could cell phones ring unless their batteries are charged and are near some signal tower?
Two Muslim countries—Malaysia and Pakistan—have held elections. People in the third, Islamic Iran, will go to the polls on June 14. There have been complaints of rigging in the first two; only in Islamic Iran are elections held in an organized and proper manner highlighting the difference between a secular system and that based on Islamic values.