On Lunar New Year, Malaysians reflect on ethnic harmony

Locals relish the feeling of community that prevailed during the celebrations, while questioning if the 1Malaysia policy is enough to restore the goodwill that once existed.

By Grace Chen for Khabar Southeast Asia in Kuala Lumpur -- 01/02/12

January 31, 2012


A caliph is freely chosen by Muslims everywhere for his wisdom and spiritual qualifications. The ISIL leader's proclamation of himself as caliph over all Muslims violates the principles of Islam.

Photo Essay

 Worshippers read from the Qur'an at Jakarta's Istiqlal Grand Mosque on May 4th, as part of "One Day One Juz", a programme that encourages Muslims to live by Islam's holy book. More than 90% of Indonesia's 250 million people are moderate Muslims. [Adek Berry/AFP]

Hardliners threaten tolerance in Indonesia

Indonesia's tradition of moderate, tolerant Islam is under threat by hard-line groups who are imposing their conservative views on others and intimidating religious minorities.