Singapore Expats Forum

Meanwhile in regional news:

A moderated forum for serious discussions only.
Post Reply
User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16514
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:43 pm
Location: K. Puki Manis

Meanwhile in regional news:

Post by JR8 » Wed, 23 Dec 2015 2:28 am

'The super-rich ruler who stones gays, now bans Christmas: Sultan of Brunei threatens Muslims who celebrate it with up to five years in prison while Christians must keep theirs secret
Christmas trees, carols and even Santa hats are off in the Borneo nation
Muslims caught celebrating are threatened with up to five years in prison
The nation's non-Muslims are allowed to celebrate in their communities
But revealing their celebrations to Muslims would also lead to jail time '
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ailed.html
-----

and in Malaysia...
-----
'National Fatwa Council declares vape haram
The National Fatwa Council has ruled that smoking electronic cigarettes or vaping is forbidden, says its chairman, Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin. He disclosed this after the Special Muzakarah (Conference) of the Fatwa Committee of the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs in Malaysia last night. He said the decision was made after taking into consideration all aspects, including from the point of view of shariah (Islamic law), as well as medical and scientific evidences which found electronic cigarettes were wasteful and harmful to health.
...
"In fact, health experts also found that vape and electronic cigarettes could not help smokers and heavy smokers to quit smoking," he said.
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/mala ... vape-haram
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9811
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 5:18 pm

Re: RE: Meanwhile in regional news:

Post by ecureilx » Wed, 23 Dec 2015 6:25 am

JR8 wrote:'..
Sensational news .. from Daily Wail.

Primrose Hill
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 433
Joined: Tue, 05 Aug 2008 5:20 pm

Re: Meanwhile in regional news:

Post by Primrose Hill » Wed, 23 Dec 2015 8:35 am

Yippee for Daily Wail whilst LBC is banging on Hugh Grant has 4 kids with different women

User avatar
PNGMK
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6567
Joined: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 9:06 pm
Location: Sinkapore

Re: Meanwhile in regional news:

Post by PNGMK » Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:02 pm

I'm convinced the SoBDS has AIDS or similar and is having a 'come to Allah' moment. He looks shite in more recent pics.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9811
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 5:18 pm

Re: Meanwhile in regional news:

Post by ecureilx » Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:20 pm

PNGMK wrote:I'm convinced the SoBDS has AIDS or similar and is having a 'come to Allah' moment. He looks shite in more recent pics.
BDS doen't have any law about offending His Majesty right ? :D

But I do agree, something is going on.

Though the newspapers are making it sound bad, from Bruneian friends I know, it's not that bad like how Daily Wail is portraying :D

User avatar
Barnsley
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2319
Joined: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 5:22 pm
Location: Pasir Ris
Contact:

Re: Meanwhile in regional news:

Post by Barnsley » Thu, 24 Dec 2015 10:44 am

All sounds like a lack of faith in ones faith!!
Life is short, paddle harder!!

Primrose Hill
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 433
Joined: Tue, 05 Aug 2008 5:20 pm

Re: Meanwhile in regional news:

Post by Primrose Hill » Thu, 24 Dec 2015 10:55 am

who is deep frying their turkey again this year?

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 36486
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Re: Meanwhile in regional news:

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:06 pm

:mrgreen:

earthfriendly
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1997
Joined: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 5:01 pm

Re: Meanwhile in regional news:

Post by earthfriendly » Mon, 28 Dec 2015 2:53 am

Sultan of Johor. A progressive kind of guy.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asi ... tor=CS1-10

User avatar
PNGMK
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6567
Joined: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 9:06 pm
Location: Sinkapore

Re: Meanwhile in regional news:

Post by PNGMK » Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:37 am

earthfriendly wrote:Sultan of Johor. A progressive kind of guy.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asi ... tor=CS1-10
Very interesting post. Thanks.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

User avatar
x9200
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9421
Joined: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 4:06 pm
Location: Singapore

Re: Meanwhile in regional news:

Post by x9200 » Mon, 28 Dec 2015 5:21 pm

I also found it interesting. Thanks earthfriendly for posting links to this sort of articles.

earthfriendly
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1997
Joined: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 5:01 pm

Re: Meanwhile in regional news:

Post by earthfriendly » Tue, 29 Dec 2015 1:30 am

I also found it very interesting :mrgreen: , which is why I posted it. He seems to be such a sweet guy.

earthfriendly
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1997
Joined: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 5:01 pm

Re: Meanwhile in regional news:

Post by earthfriendly » Tue, 29 Dec 2015 4:11 am

More interesting ideas from the man. Reminds me of the time when SG made the switch to go all English in the education system.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asi ... tor=CS1-10

Post Reply


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Strictly Speaking”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests