Author: ziahmad

Anwar’s landslide victory at by-election

Anwar Ibrahim has won the parliamentary seat of the multiracial constituency of Port Dickson in a by-election receiving 71% of votes and is set to become the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Anwar campaigned hard preparing for the election promising voters development, clean government and a boost to local tourism. Malaysia is multicultural country of more than 30 million people, mostly Malay Muslims with substantial number of ethnic Chinese and Indians. Anwar started as a leader of the Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) during the 1970’s and then joined PM Mahathir Mohammad during the 1980’s to eventually become Deputy Prime Minister. There was...

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China legalises oppression of Muslims in Xinjiang

The Chinese government has legalised the internment of up to a million Uyghur Muslims in the province of Xinjiang by revising a law on Tuesday 9 October to “carry out anti-extremist idealogical education and psychological and behavioral correction to promote thought transformation.”  The updated law, Article 133 now acknowledges the existence of mass detentions in re-education camps in Xinjiang, where former detainees accuse the Chinese government of suppressing the practice of Islam and stamping out Uyghur language and culture. Under the new rules, all officials and police in the region must make a declaration that they are “loyal Communist Party...

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Urgent help needed for earthquake/tsunami victims

The 7.5 magnitude earthquake triggering up to 7 meters tsunami waves on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday 28 Septembers has left thousands dead, tens of thousands injured and possibly hundreds of thousands internally displaced needing urgent food and water supplies. While Indonesia is experienced in managing natural disasters, international help is needed to provide immediate relief to the victims especially in remote areas cut off by broken roads, landslides, and crippled communication. The Australian government has approved an immediate $5 million aid package and a number of aid organisations including Muslim Aid Australia emergency teams are already on the ground making...

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Cyclists raise $100,000 for drought relief

Almost $100,000 was raised for helping Australian farmers for drought relief by “Sydney Muslim Cyclists’ and their sponsors where more than 100 men and women in 3 groups cycled from Belmore Sports Ground to Brighton Le Sands and back. The effort was part of an all day Human Appeal Farmers Drought Family Day Fundraiser on Sunday 23 September at Belmore Sports Grounds, the home of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, that also included a sausage sizzle and family fun activities such as jumping castles, face painting, zoo petting, pony rides and much more. A major Muslim aid organisation Human Appeal Australia...

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People power win in Maldives

The elections held in Maldives on Sunday 23 September 2018 have brought the opposition in power replacing an entrenched, corrupt and authoritarian government. The Maldivian Democratic Party candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has won the majority of votes and will take over as the President of the Indian Ocean island nation. The turnout of voters at this election was a staggering 89%  with eligible voters casting their votes within the country as well as overseas. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said that his priority was to unite the country after years of heavy-handed rule under the previous president, Yameen who came to...

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