Letters to editor

  • Getting to the root of religious extremism in Malaysia

    Jul 17, 2014

    The article in Sunday Star July 7 by Zainah Anwar of Sisters of Islam, titled Ripe for the plucking, tackles the real issue behind how and why young Malaysian men become indoctrinated into extremist ideology.

  • City vagrants and image problem

    Jul 17, 2014

    The warning by the Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor to penalise soup kitchens and round-up the homeless in KL city only goes to show that the minister is totally out of touch with the plight of the poor.

  • Federal Court decision on ‘Allah’ defies common good

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Federal Court dismissal of the Catholic Church application to appeal the ban over the use of the word ‘Allah’ has created a dark scenario for the future of the country and this is truly frightening because it has violated the very foundation of a just society which is: common good of all citizens as enshrined in the Malaysian constitution.

  • No problem with using ‘Alla’ in Malta

    Jul 11, 2014

    I have been following the issue about the use of the word ‘Allah’ by Christians in Malaysia. I don’t know whether the following has ever been reported by your newspaper, but you might find this interesting.

  • ‘Alla’ or ‘Allah’ is a universal term

    Jul 11, 2014

    Listening to the BBC World Service just now, I heard about the Malaysian Appeal Court ruling against the use of the word ‘Allah’ by Malaysian Christians.

  • Myths or Facts?

    Jun 13, 2014

    I’d like to respond to the many false points made in the Sunday Observer by Anil Netto in the HERALD of June 1, 2014.

  • Appeal for cool heads over hudud

    Jun 13, 2014

    The recent recriminations between those who support hudud and those who are against have raised the temperature of social climate among the various peoples in the country. Debate should be rational and not lead to ridicule and insults.

  • Are third parties important in a Marriage?

    May 29, 2014

    I believe one in every two marriages today ends in divorce. And this is on the increase! The environment today plays a major role but ultimately the individuals have to take responsibility for their failures.

  • Pro-life advocates should have a holistic understanding of life issues

    May 29, 2014

    The fourth annual March for Life held in Rome on May 4 as highlighted in the HERALD can be considered a sacred, significant and meaningful endeavour.

  • Hudud, and its many repercussions

    May 16, 2014

    When I was small, I studied in a primary school in Kangar, Perlis. My classmates consisted of a majority of Malays who were Muslims.