Friday, June 11, 2021

Christmas

‘Merry Christmas’, just the icing on Jakim’s cake

But the problem did not start with the present government, nor did it end under the leadership of those who preached reforms.

In Christmas message, Iranian leaders praise Jesus Christ

Leaders touch on Christian-Muslim commonalities in continuing a tradition of Christmas greetings.
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Rehearsing for Christmas at a city church

Musicians at a church in Petaling Jaya gather for a rehearsal after months of no services due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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Siva and Rina, the very able couple

Meet the couple who found love after going through the most tragic period of their lives. Today, they run a centre to empower others struggling with physical disabilities.

Christmas wishes allowed but not for display on halal-certified premises, products, says Jakim

The government's halal authority says there is no specific prohibition on the use of greetings for non-Muslim celebrations.

The night before Christmas at a small city church

Churches, like most organisations, have gone online this year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the government's recent announcement that services will be allowed has seen some, like this small church in Ara Damansara, hurrying to get things ready by Christmas Day. (Note: masks were worn except for photo purposes.)

‘Merry Christmas’ can invalidate halal certificate, says Jakim

The 'Merry Christmas' greeting has been the subject of contention before but this is the first time it has emerged that the greeting could affect a product's official halal status.

Halal poser over ‘Merry Christmas’ greeting on cake

The bakery which had applied for halal certification apologised for being unable to write the Christmas greeting on a cake, which was instead sent with the message 'Happy Holidays'.

Dreaming of a monsoon Christmas

What does Christmas look like in Malaysia if there is no snow, no reindeer and no one-horse open sleigh?

Parachuting Santa gets stuck in power lines

The Fire Department rescued him and paramedics declared him fit to fly on Christmas Eve.

Christmas activities allowed with conditions in CMCO, RMCO areas

Open houses and carolling activities will not be allowed although services can be held on Dec 24 and 25.

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