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After the Home Ministry (& religion police) banned my book, "Islam without Extremes," for three years, the ban was finally overturned by the Court of Appeals, or "the last bastion for the protection of freedom of expression”:
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I am thankful to @IRFront, and its brave leader Dr. Ahmad Farouk Musa, who hosted me several times in Malaysia, printed my book in Malay, and also gave the legal battle to get "Islam without Extremes" unbanned.

(Here is a nice Kuala Lumpur memory with IRF team from Sep 2017.)
@IRFront So, Malaysians can now freely read, "Islam Tanpa Keekstreman."

It is still available for free #download at the website of the @CatoInstitute, which is my new home for working for more freedom & tolerance not just in Malaysia, but the whole Muslim world.
cato.org/blog/free-down…
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#Europe is the midst of its #5G decision, with all eyes currently set on Germany. But there is a second crucial theatre for 5G competition that regrettably gets very little attention: #SoutheastAsia. Thread:
Right at China’s doorstep #Huawei has a long history and market share dominance in the strategically important region. Of the ten @ASEAN countries only Singapore & Vietnam have so far opted for Huawei’s competitors. 1/7
For the less affluent #SEA states cost-benefit calculation is central & so far pretty clear: Huawei is cheap & offers leading technology. For them costs are less tangible: Some #SoutheastAsian states rely on #US security. But how will US react to UK decision? Will it at all? 2/7
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#thread: This is what I think happened that led to the eight travelling companions of a #WuhanCoronavirus patient in #Singapore leaving the city state without quarintine, and subsequently entering neighbouring #Malaysia. 3/8 now confirmed patients and are in a Selangor hospital.
The #Singapore patient is a 66-year-old PRC national who on Thursday (Jan 23) was named SGP's first Wuhan virus patient. (PATIENT 1).
Singapore media on Friday (Jan 24) reported that 24 out of 46 people who had come in close contact with Patient 1, including these eight travelling companions (TRAVEL PARTY), "left Singapore before his case was confirmed".
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Jungle Railway in Malaysia. 🇲🇾

The Jungle Railway is one of the great train journeys of Malaysia, spanning the length of Peninsular Malaysia through its rugged interior.

Info thread.

#ktm #junglerailway #malaysia
Officially known as the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) - East Coast Line, the Jungle Railway travels from Johor Bahru near the Singapore - Malaysia border in the south, to Tumpat near the Thailand border on the east coast.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM) or Malayan Railways Limited is the main rail operator in Peninsular Malaysia. The railway system built in 1885 dates back to the British colonial era, when it was first built to transport tin.
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Statistics show that the average Malaysian makes about RM2,308 (median) or RM3,087 (mean) monthly.

How much do you need to survive?

#Malaysia #Salaries
Are Malaysian salaries insufficient? How much do you make compared to the average in your field?

Read more: bit.ly/insufficient-s…

#Wages
Are salaries keeping up with the cost of living? How does the national #inflation rate compare to the #growth of salaries in Malaysia?

Read More: bit.ly/salaries-keepi…
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Can’t wait till this Fake Molvi show ends so I can start my own Azadi Campaign 😇 #Islamabad
The previous tweet was purely out of sarcasm, but after much thought, I realised that the joke’s on me. It was always on me. I tried following the procedure, and I’m tired of asking other’s for help. My faith in Allah is enough. If this is a democracy, then my words will be heard
Dear Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI , I know it’s a tough time for the Government. Peace talks, the Kashmir Situation, Economic challenges and above all, this Azadi March. I have no affiliation with any political party, I am a Pakistani. I hope you’ll take notice of my request
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Tomorrow, the US House Subcommittee on Asia, will be hosting a historic hearing on Human Rights in South Asia. One witness will be @AartiTikoo, a war-monger, Islamophobe, rabid Indian nationalist, and denier of human rights violations in #Kashmir. IMP THREAD (1/23)
This past March, @AartiTikoo was cheering military violence against Kashmiris on both sides of the border, and for pushing a policy that could lead to nuclear war. (2/23)
@AartiTikoo will be there to cheer on India's brutal clampdown on #Kashmir. She has recently praised PM @narendramodi, and thanked him for "strengthening Indian democracy." (3/23)
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1/n Somebody wants to resurrect #LTTE!The target is not jst SRI LANKA bt also INDIA. So far 12 LTTE supporters hv bn arrested frm Malaysia. In April, aftr d bomb blasts that rocked #SriLanka I hd posted in my article,Pakistan's involvement in it. Will re-post it in this thread.👇
@meghdootindia @IFENewsDesk @desertfox61I @ToTheePoint @vanitajain21 @DetheEshaSen @CantstopulovinM 2/n Sleeper cells in Delhi r controlled frm ISI base in New Delhi, bt subversive activities in southern India is monitored by ISI frm SRI LANKA. As early as 2006, dalliance btwn ISI-LTTE ws revealed. In 2014, an ex-LTTE operative (Hindu-Tamil) ws caught spying in India for ISI.
@meghdootindia @IFENewsDesk @desertfox61I @ToTheePoint @vanitajain21 @DetheEshaSen @CantstopulovinM 3/N In 2012 Indian agencies hd exposed a Pak diplomat, Amir Zubair Siddiqui, stationed in Colombo, who ws involved in anti-India operations. #ISI is responsible for sowing seeds of radicalization in Sri Lanka hs bn proven repeatedly. #Malaysia is ISI's latest base.
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Thread: #India may restrict imports of palm oil, other goods from #Malaysia - India’s government was angered after Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir alleged last month at the United Nations that India had “invaded and occupied” Jammu and Kashmir reuters.com/article/us-ind…
India is considering restricting imports of some products from Malaysia including palm oil, according to government and industry sources, in reaction to the Southeast Asian country’s leader slamming New Delhi for its actions in Kashmir.
New Delhi is looking for ways to limit palm oil imports and may place restrictions on other goods from the country, said a government source and an industry source who participated in discussions led by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on the planned restrictions.
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Thread: #China, #Malaysia to set up #SouthChinaSea dialogue mechanism reuters.com/article/us-chi…
China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Thursday after meeting Malaysia’s foreign minister.
Recent Chinese naval deployments in the strategic waterway, through which more than $3.4 trillion worth of goods are transported annually, have reignited tension with Vietnam and the Philippines. Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also have competing claims in the South China Sea.
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Thank you to Dr. Mahathir Mohamad for the precious advice he gave to our leaders andpeople during his visit to #Cambodia.
The following seven valuable pieces of advice are clear from the diplomatic statements that Dr. Mahathir made during his visit. #SamRainsy
1/7 Cambodia must embrace, not reject, the Western-model of liberal and pluralist democracy.
2/7 Cambodia must be prepared for a democratic change in government (just like Malaysia in 2018).
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24. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1-20. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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21. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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Thread: #Vietnam shuns #Huawei as it seeks to build Southeast Asia’s first 5G network - It is an outlier in Southeast Asia, where the #Philippines, #Thailand and #Malaysia are open to deploying Huawei technology - An example to others @Aryanwarlord scmp.com/news/asia/sout…
Vietnam is quietly siding with the Trump administration, which has barred Huawei from buying US technology over national security concerns. Vietnam is intent on being the first Asean nation to provide a 5G network – without China’s tech powerhouse Huawei.
Viettel Group, Vietnam’s largest mobile carrier owned by the defence ministry, will deploy Ericsson AB’s equipment in Hanoi and Nokia Oyj’s technology in Ho Chi Minh City, said Viettel chief executive officer Le Dang Dung.
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#Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. President #MichaelEvans is among 17 current and former #GoldmanSachs directors facing criminal charges over their alleged role in $6.5 billion of bond sales by #1MDB.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
#Evans, the international face of #China’s e-commerce leader, and a director at 3 #Goldman units #Malaysia #1MDB.
#Alibaba honcho is a familiar face to the #Chinese internet titan’s investors & to international conference circuit; charged with helming #Alibaba’s global expansion.
#Evans joined #Alibaba in 2015 as 1 of its highest-profile recent hires, has a mandate to help realize billionaire co-founder #JackMa’s ambition to get half its revenue from outside of #China. The president was instrumental in orchestrating the #Chinese giant’s push into #SEAsia
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia filed criminal charges Friday against 17 more current and former directors at three #GoldmanSachs subsidiaries for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund #1MDB
nypost.com/2019/08/09/mal…
Malaysian & U.S. prosecutors allege bond sales organized by #GoldmanSachs for #1MDB provided 1 of the means for assoc of former Malaysian leader #NajibRazak to steal #billions over several years from a fund that was ostensibly set up to accelerate Malaysia’s economic development.
#Najib set up #1MDB when he took office in 2009, but it accumulated billions in debts and U.S. investigators allege at least $4.5 BILLION was #stolen from the fund and #laundered by Najib’s associates.
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New #tariffs on Chinese goods will hurt foreign companies’ investment confidence in #China and also force China-based manufacturers to relocate their factories to #Vietnam, #Thailand and #Malaysia, reports Jeff Pao. asiatimes.com/2019/08/articl…
The latest decision by United States President Donald Trump to add new tariffs on Chinese goods from next month will further weaken capital investments in China, some economists say.
On Thursday, US Trade representatives returned from Shanghai after talks with Chinese officials. On the same day in US time, Trump announced on Twitter that the US would add an additional tariff of 10% on the remaining US$300 billion of Chinese goods and products.
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#Philippine government is not impressed with #Malaysia, #Vietnam fierce stance vs #China over the maritime dispute in the South China Sea, saying that their actions put the lives & safety of their people in danger. Right, lets surrender like Duterte does globalnation.inquirer.net/178257/palace-…
A standoff between Vietnamese & Chinese forces has been going on for weeks near an oil-rich area within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone. The same activity was seen in May 2019, when a Chinese vessel patrolled waters near Luconia Shoals off the coast of Malaysia’s Sarawak State.
Asked if Vietnam’s move should serve as a model for the Philippines to address the West Philippine Sea dispute, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said: “It means also that Vietnam is risking an armed hostility between the two countries and risking the lives of their people.”
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#Malaysia, #Vietnam show PH can stand up to #China - 'When claimants stand up for themselves and refuse to be intimidated, Beijing most often backs down rather than uses force,' says Gregory Poling of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative 👍 Good one rappler.com/nation/236105-…
Malaysia & Vietnam's continued oil and gas operations in the South China Sea despite tense encounters with Chinese Coast Guard vessels in their waters showed there's a way Philippines can stand up to Chinese aggression should it pursue oil explorations in the West Philippine Sea.
In an interview with Rappler, Gregory Poling, one of the world's leading experts on the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), said standoffs between China and Malaysia and Vietnam occurred near oil rigs located in the two Southeast Asian countries' exclusive economic zones.
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This is the continuation of the Books Of Q: Red, White & Q Edition

Since people are getting suspended left & right on Twitter & my

lack of storage space we are a little out of order this time. This will

be Part XXVII.

@POTUS @PhillyQ_ @beldandolo @mbees39 @love4thegameAK
🍀 March 26, 2019 🍀

QDrop #3204

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Riza Asia, who is a Hollywood producer and stepson of Najib Razak (the former #Malaysia PM accused in the #1MDB scandal) was arrested today for money laundering.

His film company, Red Granite Pictures, produced “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

#ButNothingsHappening
Malaysian officials wouldn’t comment on if his arrest was related to 1MDB, but I think we all know it is.
Ugh WTF?!? Autocorrect kept changing his last name, so I made to spell it correctly and triple checked it before tweeting, yet it’s misspelled anyway.
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1. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
2. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world🤨👇🏼
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Despite all the tough rhetoric, #Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, tells top political & military officials in a religious-type meeting an hour ago in #Tehran that #Iran does not want a war with #America.

Nothing surprising here. The ayatollahs long abandoned the slogan Great Satan for the #US and actively sought strong ties with #Washington under #Obama WH. In #Afghanistan & #Iraq, the #IRGC & Gen. Soleimani quietly cooperated with US military & intelligence, until recently.
In return, again under #Obama WH, the #US turned a blind eye as #Iran/#IRGC/#Hezbollah expanded influence from #Nigeria to #Malaysia, thru #Yemen/#Gulf, and hosted elements of #Taliban+#AlQaeda as guests inside Iran, but without allowing them to be operational.
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I was so fixated on sharing @NewNaratif's research article on the 50th anniversary of May 13 in #Malaysia yesterday that I forgot to tweet about another May 13 anniversary: the 65th anniversary of the anticolonial students' movement in #Singapore.
On 13 May 1954, a group of students in #Singapore delivered a petition to the colonial authorities opposing military conscription. Hundreds of their peers assembled at the foot of Fort Canning Hill in solidarity. They were met with brutal repression by riot police.
This was a significant moment for the anticolonial movement in #Singapore. It galvanised the students. They linked up with other anticolonial activists, such as union workers. The movement grew.
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