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Nation 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

HK Muslims ask for Malaysia's help

The Muslim community here has sought the help of the Malaysian consulate to promote a better understanding of Islam among locals in light of the Sept 11 and Bali terror attacks.

Nation 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Better 'halal' control

Following numerous complaints by religious leaders, the Government has decided that there will be only one body issuing I>halal/Icertificates and labels to denote food that can be consumed by Muslims.

Nation 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Proposal to streamline Syariah laws on polygamy

The Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will submit a proposal to the Syariah Court to compel husbands to discuss first with their spouse their intention to take another wife.

Nation 09 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Channels to help needy

The Welfare Department wants the public to stop giving donations directly to beggars. It plans to establish a new 'mechanism' which will see public donations being disbursed to those in need through 'proper channels'.

Nation 19 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Pak Lah: Refer monogamy campaign proposals to Jakim

All parties involved in the campaign to discourage polygamy among Muslim men have been told to refer their proposals to the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) for verification.

Nation 21 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

‘Ignore call for jihad’

Muslims in the country must refrain from taking up the 'call for I>jihad/I>' by certain parties following the US-led bombings on Iraq.

Nation 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jakim: No need to call off campaign

All#8217;s well that ends well. That, in a nutshell, was the outcome of the meeting between the Coalition of Women#8217;s Rights in Islam and the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) over the group#8217;s monogamy campaign that had received a lot of flak from various religious bodies.

Nation 26 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Shahrizat pleased with Jakim decision

Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil is pleasantly surprised by the decision of the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) on the monogamy campaign launched by a coalition of women groups.

Nation 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Minister: No Saudi statement on freeze of umrah visas

The Prime Minister's Department has not received a statement from the Saudi Arabia embassy to freeze visas of Malaysians who wish to perform the I>umrah/I>, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Abdul Hamid Zainal Abidin.

Nation 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Classics among 22 on list of banned films

Four Malay classics produced by Malay Film Production and Cathay Keris have found themselves in the latest list of 22 banned movies submitted by the Film Censorship Board.