The Amman Message ‘cancelled’ poster was posted on the Facebook page of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies Malaysia. Photo: Facebook/IAIS

‘Anti-Shia’ bomb threats force organisers in Malaysia to cancel seminar about ending Muslim sectarianism

  • The event was focused on the Amman Message, a declaration by Muslim leaders worldwide to recognise all schools of Islam
  • An online ‘anti-Shia’ movement urged followers to ‘make a bomb and throw it’ at the event, leading organisers to cancel the seminar in the country, where a vast majority of Muslims belong to the Sunni sect
Topic |   Malaysia

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The Amman Message ‘cancelled’ poster was posted on the Facebook page of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies Malaysia. Photo: Facebook/IAIS
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Malaysia has tapped into the potential of extending the definition of halal to cover transport, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, health care and even banking. Photo: Shutterstock

Islam-friendly coconuts: has Malaysia’s halal drive gone too far?

  • Hoping to become a global halal hub, Malaysia has expanded the definition to cover transport, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, health care and even banking
  • However, the growing demand for halal products brings its own challenges
Topic |   Religion

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Malaysia has tapped into the potential of extending the definition of halal to cover transport, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, health care and even banking. Photo: Shutterstock
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