Academic laments disconnect between Islamic teachings and conduct

Jul 16, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

PETALING JAYA: An academic believes there is a disconnect between Islamic teachings and how Muslims conduct themselves in Malaysia.

Anis Yusal Yusoff of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Institute of Ethnic Studies said Muslims appeared to be “selective” over what is permissible and impermissible in Islam.

“For instance, both the consumption of pork and corruption are impermissible in Islam.

“While many Muslims strictly obey the former, it appears there is a disregard for the latter,” he said during a forum on the topic of Islam in Malaysia.

Anis said this was a matter of integrity and questioned how Muslims could continue to be insistent on only eating in halal-certified outlets yet took or gave bribes.

He also said the country needed to rethink the form of Islam currently being practised, adding that there was a need for a more progressive and inclusive form of the religion.

Anis lamented the fact that Malaysia’s public education system did not openly encourage the learning of other religions or inter-religious studies.

“Why don’t we have educational trips to churches and other houses of worship, or invite non-Muslims into mosques?” he asked.

He called on Muslims to be open and respectful to other faiths, adding that this was essential to promote religious harmony.


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Intel: S'pore Honda Civic stolen from Genting Highlands enroute into Indochina

Jul 19, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

The Honda Civic Type R stolen from a mall carpark in Malaysia's Resorts World Genting is likely enroute into Indochina by way of Thailand through a container ship, a Fathership source said.

Indochina is referred to the countries bordering Thailand, which includes Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

How it works

The Honda Civic would be especially difficult to recover, said a source who brought forward the syndicates’ way of operating. “It is believed that the cars stolen in Malaysia will be transported via the sea by container ship from Singapore. Then, it will stop at its first destination, Thailand. It is also believed that Laem Chabang Port, in Thailand is their main destination [to unload the stolen vehicles],” he continued.

The source adds that depending on the situation, parts of the stolen vehicle would be dropped off in Thailand, while the rest would continue on its way to the other countries.

CCTV captures footage of stolen Honda Civic

According to CCTV footage, the Singapore-plate car owned by a man named Damien, was stolen in the early morning of July 16 at around 2.43am.

Another CCTV screenshot showed the thief driving Damien's car out of the car park by tailgating another vehicle through the exit.

Bye bye Honda

The source said, "Thailand had been ramping up it's intelligence network and syndicates are finding it harder to keep the car in Thailand for a long time. To avoid detection, the car will continue it's journey into one of the countries in Indochina, likely Laos as Cambodia and Myanmar's black market prefers 4-wheel drives and bigger vehicles like the Toyota Hilux."

Coincidentally, a Malaysian-registered Toyota Hilux was also stolen from the same carpark as the Honda Civic a day before.