Cops to probe Facebook user for saying Islam not ‘religion of peace’

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — The police sought today to summon a Facebook user who allegedly said Islam was not a religion of peace, in response to on-the-run preacher Dr Zakir Naik who described himself as a “messenger of peace”. – See more at:

Screenshot of Tweet by Khalid Abu Bakar.

Screenshot of Tweet by Khalid Abu Bakar.

In the tweet, Khalid attached a screenshot of a Facebook user who responded to a Malay Mail Online article with the headline: “Zakir Naik: I’m a messenger of peace, my critics are terrorists”.

Khalid’s tweet is translated as: “@OfficialPcirc @PDRMsia Call up the person named below and ask him to explain what he meant by “Islam was never a religion of PEACE”. Read more

Malaysians on Twitter united in helping Rohingya, but divided on how

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Malaysian NGO members hold placards outside the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur on May 21, 2015. Malaysians in general want to help the migrants but are split on how exactly help should be extended, a poll shows. ― AFP pic

Malaysian NGO members hold placards outside the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur on May 21, 2015. Malaysians in general want to help the migrants but are split on how exactly help should be extended, a poll shows. ― AFP pic

KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 — Malaysians are actively discussing the ongoing Rohingya boat crisis on Twitter and keen on helping the migrants who have been adrift on Southeast Asia’s seas over the past few weeks, but are split on how exactly help should be extended, according to an analysis by research firm Politweet.

A sampling of 418 active users of the microblogging site over May 7 to 22 found that an overwhelming 85.89 per cent want the refugees to be rescued, though they suggested solutions that fell into seven different categories.

Of those for saving the Rohingya, 128 or 30.62 per cent believed that Malaysia should rescue the refugees predominantly on humanitarian grounds, followed by religious reasons. Read more