Malaysia to sign preferential trade agreement with Iran

May 10, 2016 A Malaysian high-ranking trade delegation arrived in Tehran on Monday for holding talks with Iranian counterparts to begin or expand bilateral relationships and also signing a preferential trade agreement with Iran. Dzulkifli Mahmud, the chief executive officer of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation known as MATRADE, leads the 36-member delegation, Islamic Republic [...]

By |May 10th, 2016|Malaysia|

Shia Ideologies In Malaysia – Being Wary Of Its Threats

Malaysian Shia Muslims pray at a mosque on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. June 9, 2015 With the clashes of the concept of ‘Islam’ in the eyes of the world today, it’s easy for one to veer away from what is true, and what is not. Disputes arose following the death of Prophet [...]

By |June 9th, 2015|Malaysia|

Malaysian government to Shia Muslims: Keep your beliefs to yourself

Malaysian Shia Muslims pray at a mosque on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. August 22, 2013 Followers of the Shia sect of Islam are allowed to practice their religion, but may not spread their beliefs to others, according to the minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Jamil Khir Baharom. “We never harass Shia [...]

By |August 22nd, 2013|Malaysia|

Historical Dimensions of the Shi`a in Southeast Asia

  Jul 17, 2013 Shafi`i Sunnis dominate the Malay-Indonesian world, including Singapore, southern Thailand, and the southern Philippines. Shafi`is also constitute the majority of southern India’s Muslim population, a fact that is of historical relevance to the Islamization of Southeast Asia. Persia, too, was one of the centers of Shafi`i Sunni scholarship prior to the [...]

By |July 17th, 2013|Indonesia, Malaysia|

The Iranian Shi`i Diaspora in Malaysia

  Demonstrators hold up a poster of exiled Shiite Muslim leader Ayatollah Khomeini during an anti-shah demonstration in Tehran, the Iranian capital, on Dec. 10, 1978. (AP) Jul 15, 2013 Malaysia―a majority Muslim but multi-religious Southeast Asian country, a leading member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and one of Asia’s “tiger [...]

By |July 15th, 2013|Malaysia|

Malaysia-Iran Foreign Relations

  Iran flags, Iran would become a source of cyberattacks: Its hackers had started taking over websites worldwide and posting their own messages. (Getty) June 29, 2010 NUCLEAR: According to Datuk Seri Mohd Affendi Norwawi, a minister in the department of the prime minister of Malaysia, his country is willing to help Iran [...]

By |June 29th, 2010|Malaysia|