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'Pakistan Zindabad' Slogan Raised During Popular Front Of India (PFI) Protest In Pune; PFI Often Accused Of Promoting Radical Islam

New Age Islam News Bureau

25 September 2022

 

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• 'Pakistan Zindabad' Slogan Raised During Popular Front Of India (PFI) Protest In Pune; PFI Often Accused Of Promoting Radical Islam

• Iran's Main Reformist Party Urges End to Mandatory Islamic Dress Code for Women

• Terrorists Invade Mosque, Kill 15 Worshippers Injure Others in Zamfara

• Afghan Education Discrimination Anniversary: Resilient Youth Launch Distance Learning Programs

• Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chief Imran Khan Still Enjoys “Support That Matters”, Claim PDM and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F

 India

• To Mark Durga Puja A Festival Of Inclusiveness, Organisers In Murshidabad District Has Engaged Muslim Artisan To Create Puja Pandal Using 2,500 Kg Jute 

• No one can dream of making India an Islamic country: Minister

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Mideast

• Barrie's Iranian community demonstrates in support of protesters in Iran

• Muslims Mourn Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Demise Anniversary

• Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps shells bases of 'anti-Iran groups' in northern Iraq amid unrest

• We watch the protests in Iran and hope, but false optimism may be clouding our eyes

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Africa

• APC Chieftain Tackles Dogara over Muslim-Muslim Ticket

• Muslim/Muslim Ticket: Inside story of Tinubu’s meeting with northern clerics

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South Asia

• Afghanistan’s Representative Will Not Speak at UN General Assembly

• The US Newly Appointed Remote Charge D’Affaires Of Afghanistan Resumes Office; Will Be Working From Qatar

• Afghan Singer Urges Tajik President to Continue Hosting Afghan Refugees

• Sachin Dev Burman's Home In Bangladesh Set To Be Converted Into Cultural Complex

• Give Befitting Reply To Propaganda Against Bangladesh, PM Tells Expatriates In USA

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Pakistan

• More purported audio clips of govt surface; PTI raises questions over security of PMO

• Imran sets ‘cipher probe’ condition for PTI’s return to parliament

• Scales of justice swing in suspects’ favour as Nazim Jokhio’s heirs file compromise

• Rabbani ‘challenges’ duty-free import of cars for ex-officers

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Arab world

• Global Islamic Refugee Fund, Supported by UNHCR and IDB, Launched With $100m Deposit

• Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs meets with Egypt’s Minister of Endowments

• Twitter Replaces ‘Like’ Emoji With Saudi Flag On 92nd National Day

• Saudi crown prince meets Turkish officials in Jeddah

• Saudi foreign minister says Kingdom is optimistic despite challenges

• Saudi minister attends G20 trade, investment meeting

• Saudi optimism outweighs the rest of the West at FII in NYC

• "Saudi Arabia will always remain beside Bangladesh"

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Europe

• A Mosque In Surrey Helps Christian Neighbours Fundraise To Save 150-Year-Old Village Church

• Super Typhoon Noru heads toward the Philippines with evacuations underway

• UK Needs 'Common Sense' Policing Not 'Diversity And Inclusion'

• Keir Starmer Commits To Reversing Government Scrapping Of 45p Top Tax Rate

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North America

• Secretary-General of Muslim Council of Elders meets Head of UN Population Fund

• Storm Fiona: Hundreds of thousands without power in Canada

• North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Ahead of Military Drills by South Korea, US

• Marcos arrives from working trip to US, cites achievements

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Southeast Asia

• Execute Amanah (Trust) In Maintaining Islamic Identity, Especially In The Challenging Modern World

• Two-in-one celebration at Sungai Akar Mosque

• PM proposes opening of UN-Habitat regional office in Malaysia

• PM Ismail Sabri: Malaysia will wait for Dutch court ruling on MH17 before taking further action

• HR minister: Job scam cases will not affect discussion to bring in workers from Cambodia

• DAP members agrees to anti party hopping law amendments in special congress

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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'Pakistan Zindabad' Slogan Raised During Popular Front Of India (PFI) Protest In Pune; PFI Often Accused Of Promoting Radical Islam

 

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2022

Maharashtra CM, deputy CM vow action against those who allegedly raised slogans

A video has surfaced on social media, which shows that a "Pakistan Zindabad" slogan was allegedly raised during a protest organised by the Popular Front of India (PFI) in Pune, drawing a sharp reaction from the Maharashtra government, which said action would be taken against the slogan shouters.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said such slogans will not be tolerated in the State, while Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is also the Home Minister, said those who indulged in this sloganeering will not be spared.

The video shows that the slogan was raised a couple of times when the PFI activists were being bundled into a police vehicle as part of their detention during the protest held on Friday.

The PFI had organised the protest outside the district collector office to denounce the recent nationwide raids on the outfit and the arrest of its activists. During the protest, the police detained around 40 protesters.

The Pune police said they were investigating the matter.

"We have already registered a case against the PFI members for unlawful assembly and we are looking into the slogans matter," said Sagar Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police.

An offence against more than 60 protesters has been registered at the Bundgarden police station for organising the agitation without permission, for unlawful assembly and for blocking the road, another official said.

In a tweet, CM Shinde condemned the pro-Pakistan slogan raised by "anti-social elements".

"The police machinery will take appropriate action against them. Such slogans will not be tolerated in the land of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj," he said.

Speaking in Nagpur, Mr. Fadnavis said, "If anyone raises a 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogan in Maharashtra or in India, then that person will not be spared and action will be taken against them. We will find them out wherever they may be and will take action against them."

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and State Cabinet Minister Chandrakant Patil said, "Overall, the case (against PFI) is very sensitive as far as national security is concerned and the agencies concerned are already doing their work. The Home Minister and the deputy CM has taken cognisance and appropriate action will be taken."

Taking to Twitter, BJP MLA Nitesh Rane said those who raised pro-Pakistan slogans should remember that they will not be spared. He also demanded a ban on the PFI.

"To all those shouting Pakistan Zindabad slogans in support of PFI in Pune.. Chun chun ke marenge.. Itna yaad rakana!!! #BanPfi," he said.

Another BJP MLA Ram Satpute sought a strict action against those who raised slogans, and said the Pune police should arrest them.

In a massive crackdown on the PFI, multi-agency teams spearheaded by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had, on Thursday, arrested 109 leaders and activists of the radical Islamic outfit in near-simultaneous raids in 15 States for allegedly supporting terror activities in the country.

Maharashtra and Karnataka accounted for 20 arrests each, Tamil Nadu (10), Assam (9), Uttar Pradesh (8), Andhra Pradesh (5), Madhya Pradesh (4), Puducherry and Delhi (3 each), and Rajasthan (2).

The PFI, formed in 2006, claims to strive for a neo-social movement ostensibly for the empowerment of marginalised sections of India, and is often accused by law enforcement agencies of promoting radical Islam.

Source: The Hindu

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Iran's Main Reformist Party Urges End to Mandatory Islamic Dress Code for Women

 

FILE - Veiled Iranian women attend a ceremony in support of the observance of the Islamic dress code for women, in Tehran, Iran, July 11, 2019.

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September 24, 2022

TEHRAN —

Iran's main reformist party called Saturday for an end to the mandatory Islamic dress code for women in force since 1983, after eight straight nights of protests.

The Union of Islamic Iran People's Party also called for the winding down of the morality police charged with enforcing the code following the death in their custody of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini on September 16.

The party, which is led by former aides of reformist ex-President Mohammad Khatami who oversaw a thaw with the West between 1997 and 2005, called on the authorities to "prepare the legal elements necessary for the repeal of the law on mandatory hijab."

The party, which remains legal but is firmly outside the corridors of power, said Iran should announce an "official end to the activities of the morality police" and "authorize peaceful demonstrations."

It said an "impartial commission" should be set up to investigate the circumstances of Amini's death and called for the "immediate release of people recently detained."

At least 35 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in the protests that erupted after Amini's death, according to official figures. Hundreds more have been arrested, including reformist journalists and activists as well as demonstrators.

Under the law adopted in 1983, four years after Iran's Islamic revolution, all women, regardless of faith or nationality, must conceal their hair with a headscarf in public and wear loose fitting trousers under their coats.

The code has been widely skirted for decades, particularly in the major cities, but there have been periodic crackdowns.

Source: Voa News

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Terrorists Invade Mosque, Kill 15 Worshippers Injure Others in Zamfara

 

FILE- Security forces guard the Government Girls Junior Secondary School where more than 300 girls were abducted by gunmen, in Jangebe town, Zamfara state, northern Nigeria, Feb. 28, 2021.

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George Okoh

25-09-2022

Bandits who hid their AK-47 rifles in their clothes and pretended to be worshippers attacked a Juma’at mosque in Zamfara State killing 15 worshippers.

This is as armed herdsmen again invaded Ukemberagya/Tswarev council ward in Benue State chasing away the inhabitants, burning their houses and harvesting their crops and livestock.

The latest attack by herdsmen came barely four days after they invaded Mchia and Mou communities in Logo Local Government Area (LGA) of the state where 14 persons were gruesomely murdered and close to 30 others sustained serious injuries.

The attack on Juma’a mosque in Ruwan Jema town of  Bukkuyum LGA of Zamfara State also left many injured while others were still missing.

Although there was no statement from the state government or the police, a source said the Friday attack “came three weeks after the terrorists attacked a Friday mosque in Zugu town in the same local government area where 45 worshippers were kidnapped.”

They came to the mosque on motorcycles but nobody suspected that they were bandits. We thought they came to observe the weekly prayers. As soon as the prayers commenced they opened fire at the worshippers.”

“Fifteen worshippers were killed while many sustained injuries. The death toll could increase as many residents are still missing,” the source added.

In Benue State, the armed herders who reportedly besieged the communities and chased the people away were said to have stormed the communities later at night to also loot the property and valuables of the fleeing inhabitants.

According to a community leader in the area, Chief Joseph Anawa, who raised the alarm weekend, the sacked villages include Tse Ikyem, Tsav, Tse Ijoho, Tse Ikyaan as well as Anawah and Mou settlements.

Anawa said “On Friday, September 23, 2022, in the day time Fulani herdsmen connived with Jukun militia to drive away Tiv people. of Ukemberagya/Tswarev ward in Logo LGA from their farms and harvested their yams.

“On the night of the same day, they went on a destruction spree burning and looting the property of the Tiv people in the area. The affected communities are Anawah settlement, Tse Ikyem, Tsav, Tse Ijoho, Tse Ikyaan villages and Mou settlement where they broke into people’s houses.

“The marauders looted foodstuffs, animals, clothes and hundreds of sacks of groundnut while houses were burnt at Tse Ikyem near Anawah settlement.”

While lamenting that the inhabitants of the communities had deserted their homes, he said “there is an urgent need for a security presence in the area to be stationed at Chembe village and Iorza settlement for quick response to this unfortunate development.”

Source: This Day Live

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Afghan Education Discrimination Anniversary: Resilient Youth Launch Distance Learning Programs

 

Samina Ramzjo, 18, is attending an AYEC class remotely from her home following the Taliban ban on girls’ schools. Photo Credit: Khaama Press / Belal Mostamand, September 22nd

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By Saqalain Eqbal

25 Sep 2022

September 18 marked the first anniversary of girls’ education deprivation, one of the Taliban’s hard-line policies seen as “shameful” and “tragic” by the United Nations (UN), affecting millions of young Afghan girls.

The political unrest in Afghanistan resulted in the dissolution of some youth movements, but others, like the Afghan Youth Empowerment Camp (AYEC), a youth-led organization with the mission of enhancing youth capacity, particularly that of women and girls, took on the task of keeping the learning wheel turning.

AYEC established an online English language program, English for Afghan Women (E4AW), utilizing innovative distance-learning approaches for Afghan girls and women who had to endure isolation and closed schools. Since English proficiency is the main objective of the program, from elementary to intermediate levels, it allows 100s of female students to learn English remotely.

Samina Razmjo, 18, is one of the many girls who have been denied the opportunity to attend school, but she is one of the students who do not see this as a barrier to learning as she attends AYEC.

Samina explained to Khaama Press how her life as an Afghan girl and a student has changed as a result of the Taliban takeover. “While going to school has become a distant dream for us, I am appreciative of AYEC for offering us online English classes where we study, make friends, communicate, and have fun for an hour,” Ramzjo added.

With a focus on sustainable development goals (SDGs), project management, and extracurricular activities, AYEC has developed several youth empowerment programs, including youth empowerment camps, training, workshops, and motivational programs both in-person and online.

Firoz Sidiqy, Mehdia Sadat, and Nawid Soofizada founded the non-governmental, charitable organization AYEC in 2019 with the goal of strengthening Afghan youth. Here are the messages of each of the AYEC co-founders given below:

Currently, the people in Afghanistan are in dire need of support by any means. Particularly women are deprived of their fundamental human rights. They are not allowed to go to school or work outside their homes. Also, many humanitarian crimes are being committed daily with no media coverage. I ask the international community not to forget the millions of people in Afghanistan who are struggling in a lamentable situation with no hope for the future.Nawid Soofizada, Co-founder of AYEC

We are all together in this pain. With the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban in August 2021, many lives have been changed and Afghan women are those who have been negatively affected the most. Girls’ ban on schools, offices, and educational centers is one of the most concerning issues regarding the education of women in Afghanistan. As fellow Afghans, it is our sincere honor to be able to mitigate the negative impacts of the current government on women’s education.Mehdia Sadat, Co-founder of AYEC

Taliban have never adhered to moral and humanitarian principles and we have witnessed this during the consolidation of their governance in Afghanistan. In my opinion, if the international community keeps their eyes closed on the issue of Afghanistan and does not take any practical action, this oppression will continue, and Afghan women will not stop fighting by losing their lives, and this tragedy will be recorded in the world. Although the decision of the Taliban regarding the banning schools to Afghan girls faced international condemnation and the heads of the United States, Canada, the European Union, and other countries condemned it but you know condemnation alone is not the solution.Firoz Sidiqy, Co-founder of AYEC

Even while distance learning happens, with a strong will and dedication, a variety of challenges put these youth-led, life-saving projects in jeopardy of ceasing to exist, mainly financial impediments.

Organizations that used to assist such initiatives have closed since the Taliban took control of the Afghan government; those that remain are now solely managed on a volunteer basis and without outside funding, while poverty and unemployment in Afghanistan are at record highs.

Afghanistan is the only country on earth that bans the education of half of its population in secondary schools due to the Taliban’s edict regarding girls’ schools. This, together with other draconian measures of the Taliban against Afghan women, contributes to the precarious economic situation, already-rocketed poverty, and isolation of Afghanistan.

A UN report says that due to the Taliban’s failure to fulfill various promises to allow girls to return to school, over a million Afghan girls—mostly between the ages of 12 and 18—have been denied access to education.

The fate of a young generation of girls remains uncertain for over a year despite the calls from the international community on the Taliban to re-open schools for girls. Not even girl students’ protest helped their return to a classroom, a dream shared by all Afghan girls. Instead, the protestor students were scattered by aerial shootings of the gun-wielding Taliban fighters.

The international community has even made the reopening of school gates one of the prerequisites for the Taliban’s international recognition. At the same time, the message of the Afghan youth is clear, and that is that education must continue.

Source: khaama Press

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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chief Imran Khan Still Enjoys “Support That Matters”, Claim PDM and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F

 

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan (File |AP)

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Malik Tehseen Raza

September 25, 2022

MUZAFFARGARH: Pakistan Democratic Movement and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has claimed that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan still enjoys “support that matters” as he continued to get “relief from courts”.

In response to a question about the nomination of new army chief, he said everything about this process was clearly mentioned in the Constitution and Imran Khan should better keep quiet on this issue.

The JUI-F emir predicted a dark future for Imran Khan and said once the country was handed over to him but now this risk could never be taken again.

He said comprehensive changes have been proposed in the transgender bill in consultation with scholars and it would be moved in the Senate soon.

In his address, the JUI-F chief said the federal government was making all-out efforts to control price hike to provide relief to people, adds APP.

He said there were different religions in the world but only Islam was being targeted by the forces of tyranny.

He said differences could be resolved through wisdom and demonstrating patience.

Source: Dawn

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India

To Mark Durga Puja A Festival Of Inclusiveness, Organisers In Murshidabad District Has Engaged Muslim Artisan To Create Puja Pandal Using 2,500 Kg Jute 

25th September 2022

By Express News Service

KOLKATA: To mark Durga Puja a festival of inclusiveness, organisers in Murshidabad district has engaged a Muslim jute artisan woman for decorating their theme-based pandal. Nasima Yasmin, a computer engineer, and her team are working round-the-clock to give the theme ‘’In search of past days’’ by using 2,500 kg jute.

“I am trying to give my best. I am feeling happy that hundreds of devotees of goddess Durga will see the creativity of my team. I am quite hopeful that they will appreciate our work,” said Nasima.  Nasima’s work will be reflected in the pandal of Babupara in Berhampore.

“Every year, we plan to offer surprises in our theme-based pandal and deliver a message to the society. This year, we decided to bring back the memories of old days by using jute. Our budget for the pandal is Rs 7 lakh. We were in search of a good jute artisan and came to know about a few others. But we decided to engage Nasima as it will deliver a message of communal harmony. Durja Puja is a festival of inclusiveness,’’ said

Source: New Indian Express

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No one can dream of making India an Islamic country: Minister

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

SEPTEMBER 24, 2022

Minister for Energy, Kannada and Culture V. Sunil Kumar on Saturday alleged the cadres of the Popular Front of India detained by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had planned to make India an Islamic country.

Source: The Hindu

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Mideast

Barrie's Iranian community demonstrates in support of protesters in Iran

Catalina Gillies

Sept. 25, 2022

Dozens gathered in solidarity at Barrie’s waterfront Saturday, protesting the recent death of 22-year-old Iranian Mahsa Amini.

“This girl for just not fully complying with the dress code, she was beaten up and finally she died in the custody of the police,” said Nasrin Zamani, Barrie resident.

Amini’s death created outrage in Iran, causing the government to shut down the internet. 56 people have been killed in the protest so far.

Source: Barrie.Ctvnews

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Muslims mourn Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) demise anniversary

Sep 25, 2022

Muslims in Iran and other countries around the world held rituals on Tuesday to mourn the anniversary of the demise of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born around 570, AD in Mecca. His father died before he was born and he was raised first by his grandfather and then his uncle. He belonged to a poor but respectable family of the Quraysh tribe. The family was active in Meccan politics and trade.

In his early teens, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) worked in a camel caravan, following in the footsteps of many people his age, born of meager wealth. Working for his uncle, he gained experience in commercial trade traveling to Syria and eventually from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean. In time, Muhammad earned a reputation as honest and sincere, acquiring the nickname “al-Amin” meaning faithful or trustworthy.

Source: En.Mehrnews

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Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps shells bases of 'anti-Iran groups' in northern Iraq amid unrest

Syed Zafar Mehdi

24.09.2022

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said Saturday it had carried out an artillery attack on terrorist group headquarters in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

In a statement on Saturday, the IRGC said its ground forces targeted the positions of Komala, an armed rebel group, accusing it of smuggling weapons into Iran.

The guard said the attack was carried out after the "arrival of terrorist teams and a large cache of weapons" in northeast Iran to "sow unrest.”

Source: www.AA.Com

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We watch the protests in Iran and hope, but false optimism may be clouding our eyes

Jason Burke

25 Sep 2022

In the second week of December 1978, between 1 and 2 million people marched peacefully through Tehran calling for the Shah to leave. Around a fifth to almost a half of the city’s population was on the streets. The CIA, warily watching opposition in a key regional ally and client for US arms, noted that one man was “the focal point”, providing “guidance and support for the movement acting in his name in Iran”. This was the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, then thousands of miles away in exile in Paris, though his portrait was carried by many of the marchers.

Decades later and the regime established by Khomeini is still in power in Iran. Crowds are on the streets again in Tehran and other Iranian cities following the death on 16 September of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, arrested by the morality police, who accused her of breaking laws on wearing the hijab introduced by Khomeini’s regime in 1981. Women have thrown headscarves on to fires, vast posters celebrating the regime have been torn down, police stations torched. The unrest appears set to intensify.

Could this finally be the spark that leads to massive change in Iran, as many hope? Some believe a fuse has been lit. Oppression of women is an existential issue for the regime, but perhaps, too, a fundamental weakness. The powerful and impressive images coursing through our Facebook and Twitter feeds, and reproduced by mainstream media, might lead us to believe they are right.

Is history repeating itself? Certainly some protesters have invoked parallels with the tumultuous events of 1979, chanting :“Death to the oppressor, be it the shah or the supreme leader!” There are many reasons to be impressed by what is happening in Iran. Protests on this scale prompted by anger over the abuse of women’s rights are rare anywhere. Men are on the streets, too, and those involved in the unrest are reported to be more demographically diverse than participants in similar events in recent years. No one can doubt that the protests are also tapping into wells of deep discontent with the manifest economic, political and moral failures of the repressive theocratic regime.

But we may be letting our hopes run ahead of reality. What we are seeing is very far from being a full picture of events. Reporting from the ground is extremely limited. After a decade or so of exposure to the extraordinary impact of contemporary media technology, we have seen again and again how a single clip uploaded from an individual’s mobile phone can be broadcast to hundreds of millions through social media, then further amplified by mainstream media. We see something that is happening in one street in one town in one province – but that is not always representative of events across a vast and populous country. In Iran now, it’s difficult to work out exactly how extensive the unrest is. Journalists, academic experts and government intelligence analysts will seek to supplement inadequate visual evidence, but their conclusions very often have little impact compared with emotive images. Populist politicians know this, so do terrorists of every ideology and creed. We prefer to believe what we want to be tru

Source: The Guardian

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Africa

APC Chieftain Tackles Dogara over Muslim-Muslim Ticket

Seriki Adinoyi

25-09-2022

Chief of Staff to the Director General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr. Yakubu Dati, has accused the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, for trying to play the religious card after he lost the bid to be nominated running mate to the party’s presidential candidate, Senator Bola Tinubu.

Dogara had said that the APC’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket was “doomed to end in a spectacular failure”, and called on Christians “to resist the temptation of wasting their votes on the ticket” in the 2023 general election.

But responding, Dati said the former Speaker’s comment did not go beyond his usual championing of selfish interest under the guise of religious equity as it fails to contextualise his understanding of what state and nation building constitute in the current political dispensation.

Source: This Day Live

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Muslim/Muslim Ticket: Inside story of Tinubu’s meeting with northern clerics

By Luminous Jannamike

September 25, 2022

More details have emerged on what transpired at a meeting of Arewa Church leaders under the aegis of Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria with the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Most of those in attendance had rejected Tinubu’s decision to pick a fellow Muslim from the North, Senator Kashim Shettima, as running mate.

An insider, who spoke exclusively to  Sunday Vanguard said the Pentecostal bishops were meeting for the first time to engage the APC candidate on the rationale for his “divisive” decision as well as his plans for Christians in the North.

Source: Vanguardngr

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South Asia

Afghanistan’s Representative Will Not Speak at UN General Assembly

By Saqalain Eqbal

25 Sep 2022

He stated in a series of tweets on Saturday night, September 24 that the representatives of Afghanistan and Myanmar will not be speaking at the General Assembly this year “in accordance with the agreement that was established in the General Assembly last year.”

The Afghan representative, however, confirmed that he is expected to partake and speak at the UN Security Council meeting on September 27 in reference to the situation in Afghanistan.

According to Faiq, the coming UN Security Council meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, September 27, will be focused on the current situation in Afghanistan.

Source: khaama Press

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The US Newly Appointed Remote Charge D’Affaires Of Afghanistan Resumes Office; Will Be Working From Qatar

By Khaama Press

25 Sep 2022

The United States announced the Karen Decker, the newly appointed Charge D’Affaires for Afghanistan resumed office and will be working from Doha, Qatar.

Karen Decker is a foreign service office who has previously served as a Deputy Ambassador in Afghanistan between the years of 2018 and 2020.

The United States closed its Embassy and Diplomatic Missions from Afghanistan after its military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan last year. The U.S Mission in Afghanistan is now operating from Doha Qatar in a much smaller unit.

Source: Khaama Press

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Afghan Singer Urges Tajik President to Continue Hosting Afghan Refugees

By Saqalain Eqbal

24 Sep 2022

According to recent reports, Tajikistan intends to send back Afghan refugees who sought asylum there when the previous government was ousted and the Taliban were installed to power.

The prominent and acclaimed Afghan singer urged the president of Tajikistan in a letter to reconsider the decision to deport the refugees and “to host homeless refugees for a while longer.”

Most of the people in Tajikistan who are looking for asylum are hoping to be relocated to Canada. The refugees, who are currently in Tajikistan, fled to Afghanistan’s northern neighbor and have been waiting there for about a year, much like many others who escaped to the west or south after the Taliban took control in Afghanistan.

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Sachin Dev Burman's home in Bangladesh set to be converted into cultural complex

SEPTEMBER 25, 2022

Sachin Dev Burman's palatial home in Cumilla district of Bangladesh is all set to be transformed into a cultural complex, with the Sheikh Hasina government having sanctioned Taka 1.10 crore (Rs 86 lakh) for the project.

Legendary musician and composer Sachin Dev Burman's palatial home in Cumilla district of Bangladesh is all set to be transformed into a cultural complex, with the Sheikh Hasina government having sanctioned Taka 1.10 crore (Rs 86 lakh) for the project.

Dev Burman, born in 1906, spent the first 18 years of his life in this South Chartha village rajbari (palace) in Cumilla, said Golam Faruk, an advocate and a prolific writer who edited a 596-page book on the musician. "His musical talent was honed under the supervision of his father, who was a sitarist. Dev Burman completed his schooling from Cumilla Zilla School and graduated from Victoria Government College in 1924," Faruk, also a historian, said.

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Give befitting reply to propaganda against Bangladesh, PM tells expatriates in USA

Sep 25, 2022

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday (September 24, 2022) called upon Bangladeshi expatriates to give a befitting reply to the propaganda against Bangladesh and its government.

"Give an instant befitting reply to the propaganda being carried out against us," she said while addressing a reception accorded by the Bangladeshi expatriates in the USA.

The premier also urged the expats to present true picture of the country's unprecedented development that took place during the Awami League (AL) government's regime.

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Pakistan

More purported audio clips of govt surface; PTI raises questions over security of PMO

Dawn.com

September 25, 2022

In a turn of events straight out of a spy movie, more purported audio clips featuring leaders of the ruling coalition surfaced on Sunday amid fears data had been “hacked” from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Just a day earlier, an audio recording of an alleged conversation, purportedly between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and a government official, was leaked on social media.

In the over two-minute-long audio clip, shared by PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry on his Twitter account, a voice — said to be that of PM Shehbaz — could be heard saying that Maryam Nawaz had asked him to facilitate her son-in-law Raheel with the import of machinery for a power plant, from India.

Source: Dawn

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Imran sets ‘cipher probe’ condition for PTI’s return to parliament

Ikram Junaidi

September 25, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Days after his party was advised by the chief justice to return to parliament, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday said he was willing to withdraw their resignations from the National Assembly only if a probe was conducted into the alleged conspiracy that resulted in the ouster of his government.

Separately, speaking at a public meeting in Rahim Yar Khan on Saturday night, Mr Khan stopped short of giving a concrete plan for his planned anti-government movement, saying that he would remain in protest mode until fresh general elections were announced.

“I will give the call for protest when I am sure that all three wickets will fall with one ball,” the PTI chief said, without elaborating.

Source: Dawn

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Scales of justice swing in suspects’ favour as Nazim Jokhio’s heirs file compromise

Naeem Sahoutara

September 25, 2022

KARACHI: The legal heirs of slain Nazim Jokhio on Saturday filed an “out-of-court settlement” before a sessions judge through which they pardoned those who had been booked in the murder case, including Pakistan Peoples Party lawmaker Jam Awais Bijar Khan Jokhio, in the name of the Almighty.

“It is submitted on behalf of the parties that the court may be pleased to acquit the accused persons, as legal heirs of Nazim-ud-Din have patched up with the matter with the accused persons,” stated an application filed on behalf of the slain activist’s legal heirs.

It further stated: “Thereby, the legal heirs have forgiven the accused and waived the Diyat in the name of the Almighty,” added the plea said to be signed by Nazim Jokhio’s mother Ms Jamiat and his widow Shireen Jokhio.

Source: Dawn

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Rabbani ‘challenges’ duty-free import of cars for ex-officers

The Newspaper's Staff

September 25, 2022

ISLAMABAD: After a brouhaha over a cabinet decision to allow duty-free imports of bulletproof vehicles for three- and four-star retired officers of the armed forces, former Senate chairman Raza Rabbani has called on the ruling coalition to nix its decision.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Mr Rabbani said he had already submitted a calling-attention notice to discuss the matter and seek an official response from the government.

The statement came after reports that senior officers of the armed forces would be able to import duty-free bulletproof vehicles of up to 6,000cc under a policy green-lighted by the federal cabinet but is subject to the premier’s approval. Faced with severe criticism from all sides, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) clarified on Saturday that it hadn’t issued a statutory regulatory order (SRO) to allow the import of tax-free bulletproof vehicles.

Source: Dawn

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Arab world

Global Islamic Refugee Fund, Supported by UNHCR and IDB, Launched With $100m Deposit

ARAB NEWS

September 24, 2022

NEW YORK: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, recently represented the Kingdom at the launch ceremony of the Global Islamic Fund for Refugees.

The fund is supported by UNHCR and the Islamic Development Bank’s Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development, with an initial amount of $100 million, on the side-lines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

In his speech, Al-Rabeeah expressed his happiness about the fruitful partnership between UNHCR and IDB to help millions of people around the world who are forcibly displaced, by offering constant support for refugees and displaced persons and their host communities.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs meets with Egypt’s Minister of Endowments

ARAB NEWS

September 25, 2022

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh met with Egypt’s Minister of Endowments Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar Jumaa on Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The two officials met on the sidelines of the 33rd International Conference of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs currently being held in Egypt, in the presence of Saudi Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt Osama bin Ahmed Nuqali.

During the meeting, the two sides reviewed a number of issues of common interest in the Islamic field, serving Islamic work in accordance with the approach of moderation, combating hate speech, and confronting extremism, according to SPA.

Source: Arab News

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Twitter replaces ‘Like’ emoji with Saudi flag on 92nd National Day

ARAB NEWS

September 24, 2022

RIYADH: The chairman of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority, Turki Al-Sheikh, said on Friday that social networking site Twitter had replaced its “Like” emoji with the flag of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of the Kingdom’s 92nd National Day — the first time it has done so for a country’s National Day.

The chairman of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority, Turki Al-Sheikh, called on those wishing to express their love and pride for Saudi Arabia to use the hashtag #Hey_Lana_Dar92.

To mark the Kingdom’s 92nd National Day, the GEA launched the largest program in the history of the country’s national day celebrations.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi crown prince meets Turkish officials in Jeddah

September 24, 2022

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday received the Turkish presidential spokesman, Dr. Ibrahim Kalin, and Turkish Minister of Treasury and Finance Nureddin Nebati at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

Kalin conveyed greetings from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to King Salman and the crown prince.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi foreign minister says Kingdom is optimistic despite challenges

PETER HARRISON

September 24, 2022

NEW YORK CITY: There is a real optimism in Saudi Arabia despite the obvious challenges faced around the globe, foreign minister Faisal bin Farhan told delegates at the FII Priority Forum in New York on Thursday.

He was responding on Thursday to the “Future Investment Initiative Priority” report, which surveyed 130,000 people from 13 countries about the things that mattered most to them.

The FII Priority report asked if people thought their lives were headed in the right direction - most people globally said they were.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi minister attends G20 trade, investment meeting

SPA

September 24, 2022

BALI: Saudi Commerce Minister Majid Al-Qasabi and his accompanying delegation recently took part in the G20 trade, investment and industry working group meeting in Bali, Indonesia.

Al-Qasabi stressed that the meeting, during the year of the Indonesian presidency, is a continuation of efforts to confront global challenges in shaping the future of trade and investment, and the responses of G20 member states to crises.

He added that the meeting discussed support for the necessary reforms of the World Trade Organization, and the importance of the contribution ofmultilateral trade systems in promoting sustainable development goals, and stimulating sustainable and inclusive investments in clean and low-emission technologies, including renewable energy, to accelerate economic recovery.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi optimism outweighs the rest of the West at FII in NYC

PETER HARRISON

September 24, 2022

NEW YORK CITY: Saudi Arabia leads the world in optimism, a new report has found, with the Saudis not only confident in where their own lives are headed, but also the Kingdom and even the world.

And the FII Priority event in New York heard from Khalid al-Falih, Saudi minister of investment, who said the optimism was reflected by the conitnued investment in the Kingdom

Released at a forum event in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Thursday, the “Future Investment Initiative Priority” report surveyed 130,000 people from 13 countries about the things that mattered most to them.

Source: Arab News

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"Saudi Arabia will always remain beside Bangladesh"

Sep 24, 2022

Saudi Arabia will always remain beside Bangladesh in various aspects in order to make its dream come true towards the development, Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Essa bin Yousef Al Duhailan said.

In a message marking the 92nd Saudi National Day today (September 24, 2022), he said Saudi-Bangladesh relation is deep rooted and excellent based on strong foundation of religious, cultural, economic and humanitarian ties.

Essa bin Yousef said Saudi-Bangladesh relations witnessed more strength after the visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the Kingdom in 2016 and meeting with the King of Saudi Arabia King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, as well as frequent high-level visits by a number of Bangladeshi high officials to Saudi Arabia and vise-versa.

Source: The Daily Star

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Europe

A Mosque In Surrey Helps Christian Neighbours Fundraise To Save 150-Year-Old Village Church

By Lottie Kilraine

25-09-2022

A Mosque in Surrey is aiming to raise thousands of pounds and “put smiles on faces” by fundraising to help save a 150-year-old village church facing closure.

All Saints Church in Tilford was deemed unsafe when parts of its ceiling fell down in October 2021, and church-goers now need to raise £110,000 for its restoration.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), representing the Mubarak Mosque, has organised a charity race on Sunday to help the church reach its target.

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Super Typhoon Noru heads toward the Philippines with evacuations underway

25.09.2022

Authorities in the Philippines began evacuations on Sunday as Super Typhoon Noru travels towards the main island of Luzon.

Noru is set to be the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, sustaining wind speeds of up to 195 km/h (121 mph) after an unprecedented "explosive intensification," according to the state weather forecaster.

The storm is expected to make landfall 80 kilometers (almost 50 miles) north of Manila, home to 13 million people, on Sunday night. It threatens to cause flash floods, landslides and tidal surges.

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UK needs 'common sense' policing not 'diversity and inclusion'

Simon Rushton

Sep 25, 2022

Police forces in England and Wales have been told that “common sense policing” must take priority over diversity and inclusion initiatives.

The UK’s new home secretary, Suella Braverman, said she was “dismayed” by the apparent deterioration of confidence in the police over recent years where high-profile incidents have “shattered” public trust.

In an open letter to police chiefs released on Saturday, Ms Braverman set out her key priorities for the police and her crime-cutting agenda.

Source: The National News

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Keir Starmer Commits To Reversing Government Scrapping Of 45p Top Tax Rate

Caitlin Doherty

25-09-2022

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said he would reverse the decision to abolish the top rate of income tax, but would keep the Government’s planned cut to the basic rate.

On Friday, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced that the 45p rate – paid on earnings over £150,000 – was being scrapped as part of the Government’s much-anticipated growth plan.

He claimed the move would help turbo-charge the economy, however Starmer committed to reintroducing the tax bracket, and said that he does not think “that the choice to have tax cuts for those that are earning hundreds of thousands of pounds is the right choice.”

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North America

Secretary-General of Muslim Council of Elders meets Head of UN Population Fund

24-09-2022

WASHINGTON, 24th September, 2022 (WAM) -- The Secretary-General of Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam met with the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund Natalia Kanem.

Kanem praised the Muslim Council of Elders' efforts under the chairmanship of the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Dr. Ahmed Al Tayeb in supporting women's rights as well as combatting sexual violence and protecting the right of females to education and equality. The Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund also praised the Document on Human Fraternity as well as Al Azhar's permanent cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund for their role in supporting such important causes.

For his part, the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders reaffirmed his organisation's commitment to supporting women's causes as well as combatting all forms of discrimination and violence against women, as per the teachings of Islam. Judge Abdelsalam pointed to the Document on Human Fraternity as a charter which clearly upholds the rights of all women whilst encouraging the amendment of laws and legislations around the world that limit women's rights and negatively affect their dignity.

Source: Wam.Ae

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Storm Fiona: Hundreds of thousands without power in Canada

25-Sep-2022

Storm Fiona ripped into eastern Canada on Saturday with hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, knocking down trees and powerlines, and reducing many homes on the coast to "just a pile of rubble in the ocean."

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the storm, downgraded to Post-Tropical Cyclone Fiona, was now in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and losing some steam. The NHC canceled hurricane and tropical storm warnings for the region.

Several homes and an apartment building were dragged out to sea, Rene Roy, editor-in-chief of Wreckhouse Weekly in Port aux Basques, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Ahead of Military Drills by South Korea, US

Sep 24, 2022

SEOUL—North Korea fired a ballistic missile towards the sea off its east coast on Sunday, ahead of planned military drills by South Korean and U.S. forces involving an aircraft carrier, and a visit to the region by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris.

South Korea’s military said it was a single, short-range ballistic missile fired from near the Taechon area of North Pyongyan Province just before 7 a.m. local time and flew about 600 km (373 miles) at an altitude of 60 km and a speed of Mach 5.

“North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile is an act of grave provocation that threatens the peace and security of the Korean peninsula and international community,” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

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Marcos arrives from working trip to US, cites achievements

By GISELLE OMBAY

September 25, 2022

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. arrived in the Philippines on Sunday morning after a six-day working visit to the US.

He was welcomed at NAIA 2 by Vice President Sara Duterte who was the country's caretaker while the President was away, Armed Forces chief Lieutenant General Bartolome Vicente Bacarro, Philippine Army Commanding General Lieutenant General Romeo Brawner Jr., Philippine Air Force Vice Commanding General Major General Arthur Cordura, Philippine Navy Vice Commander Rear Admiral Caesar Bernard Valencia; Cabinet members; Pasay City Representative Antonino Calixto; and Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano.

Marcos said he first met with the Filipino community in New Jersey and "their smiles, songs, welcoming took away the weariness of the 16-hour flight from Manila."

Source: Gmanet Work

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Southeast Asia

Execute Amanah (Trust) In Maintaining Islamic Identity, Especially In The Challenging Modern World

September 25, 2022

Rokiah Mahmud There are many parties responsible for executing Amanah (trust) in defending and maintaining the Islamic identity, especially in the challenging modern world. Families, Dai’e, social media and higher learning institutions hold such responsibility in upholding the Islamic identity. Thus, the approach and understanding need to be emphasised to ensure the sustainability of the

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Two-in-one celebration at Sungai Akar Mosque

September 25, 2022

Azlan Othman The Halaqah Cinta Al-Quran Brunei Association comprising 140 female congregants from various groups in Brunei-Muara, Tutong and Belait districts held the 11th Khatam Al-Quran event at Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Mosque in Kampong Sungai Akar yesterday. It was organised to mark His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar

Source: Borneo Bulletin

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PM proposes opening of UN-Habitat regional office in Malaysia

25 Sep 2022

NEW YORK, Sept 24 — Malaysia has proposed to the United Nations (UN) to open a regional office of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in this country in order to accelerate the achievement of sustainable urbanisation goals.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the proposal was made during his meeting with UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres at the UN headquarters here on Saturday.

UN-Habitat is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

Source: Malay Mail

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PM Ismail Sabri: Malaysia will wait for Dutch court ruling on MH17 before taking further action

25 Sep 2022

NEW YORK, Sept 25 — Any follow-up action by Malaysia regarding the downing of MH17 will only be made after the court in the Netherlands delivers the verdict on the case on Nov 17.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a meeting with his counterpart from the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, here on Friday, he voiced Malaysia’s stance of wanting to be fair to all parties associated with the issue.

“This case has already been at the court level and the decision (is to be known) this November. We will wait for the decision. We will take action after the court’s ruling as MH17 involved many Dutch nationals as well as Malaysians,” he said at a press conference here on Saturday.

Source: Malay Mail

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HR minister: Job scam cases will not affect discussion to bring in workers from Cambodia

25 Sep 2022

TAPAH, Sept 25 — The cases of Malaysian workers being victims of job scams in Cambodia as reported by the media recently, will not affect discussions to bring in workers from that country to Malaysia, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan.

“It will not affect our discussion because these are considered special or isolated cases and were beyond our expectations ...but we will try to find an amicable solution,” he said after the launch of the Tapah Parliamentary 15th General Election machinery by Barisan Nasional (BN) Tapah chairman Ishsam Shahruddin here today.

Saravanan, who is Tapah MP and MIC deputy president was commenting on a Sept 9 report in which 24 Malaysians aged between 20 and 30 years, who fell victims to job scams in Phnom Penh, Cambodia were successfully brought back home.

Source: Malay Mail

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DAP members agrees to anti party hopping law ammendments in special congress

By R. Loheswar

25 Sep 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — DAP have almost unanimously agreed to make amendments to their anti-party hopping law in tandem with changes made to the Federal Constitution today.

DAPs secretary general Anthony Loke said only two members disagreed with the motion to make the amendments and as such the new laws will be gazetted soon.

"The changes to the federal constitution has been gazetted so we as well today have approved the amendments and we hope the Registrar of Societies (RoS) will expedite this and we can enforce it before the 15th general elections (GE15).

Source: Malay Mail

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