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Malaysia warns Muslims of Valentine's Day 'trap'

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#1 kamikaze

Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:24 AM

Malaysia warns Muslims of Valentine's Day 'trap'

Malaysia has stepped up a campaign to stop Muslims celebrating Valentine's Day - labelling it a "trap" that could encourage immoral behaviour.

Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Monday's celebration of romantic love was "not suitable" for Muslims.


#2 illa

Posted 14 February 2011 - 08:00 AM

imagine if there was better things to waste your time doing

#3 Uncle Gweilo

Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:04 AM

There should be a topic in here from this time last year of the Selangor and Perak police busting into hotel rooms and arresting people for khalwat. Mind you, it was only the Muslims getting busted.

#4 กำนัน

Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:44 PM

Funnily enough, today I've seen a spike in search engine referrals for the keyword 'khalwat'.

#5 illa

Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:43 AM

i dont think khalwat is wrong if you aren't a muslim though is it..

#6 Uncle Gweilo

Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:45 PM

I've heard that if one partner iis a Muslim and the other isn't, only the Muslim will be punished. Or the non-Muslim may receive a less harsh punsihment. Although if the non-Muslim is not a citizen or permanent resident, he may be booted out of the country.

#7 ironloyalty

Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

Shariah law is only applicable and therefore can be imposed on Muslim only. So if a muslim and nonmuslim engaging an indecent act only the muslim will be punished if get caught. There is nothing can be done on the nonmuslim.

#8 britmaveric

Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

That's good to know...... :sweatingbullets:

#9 (Member banned)

Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:37 PM

Here in Japan, Valentines Day is somewhat different, it's the fun day where women offer chocolates and other sweets to men - at home, neighbours, in office, among students....
everywhere - and it is a HUGE business...

Many funny manga drawings about Valentines Day....


Malaysia is not so friendly and open-minded about Valentines Day - Malaysia is not Japan.
But only Muslims can be arrested, as Valentines Day is related to Christianity and therefore against Sharia.


(this article is from 2011, one year ago...)

Officials arrested more than 200 Muslims for celebrating Valentine's Day, the department said in a statement, without elaborating.

It said 80 of them would be charged in the Shariah Court for defying the department's ban against the celebration of lovers' day.

#10 ironloyalty

Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:06 PM

Muslim in Malaysia are somehow more conservative than in Indonesia. In Malaysia once you are converted to muslim there is no turning back. But in Indonesia one still can apply to convert back to his original religion.

#11 Uncle Gweilo

Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:01 AM

It's enshrined in the Malaysian constitution, Article 163 I think, that if you are a Malay Malaysian you are a Muslim. Become apostate and you lose all the privileges under the "bumi" laws. and run the risk of the conservatives having a good go at you. There was a movement a while back that apostacy should be a punishable offence- for Muslims, at least.

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