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November 10, 2014

Court found a state ban on cross-dressing unconstitutional

Malaysia's deputy prime minister has called for a review of last week's landmark ruling that scrapped a state Sharia enactment banning cross-dressing.

Muhyiddin Yassin said that while the government respected the Court of Appeal's decision, the Attorney-General's Chambers and Negeri Sembilan state religious department should appeal to the federal court because of its huge implications on society.

May 25, 2012

ZI publications is considering all legal options after the Malaysian authorities banned both the English and the Malay versions of Irshad Maji’s new book

Publisher ZI Publications says the official confiscation of Canadian author Irshad Manji's books on Islam is illegal and is looking at all legal options.

The Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department (JAWI) seized copies of the Malay version of 'Allah, Liberty & Love' by the Ugandan-born writer and its original English version at a bookstore in Kuala Lumpar Wednesday evening (23 May), according to the local media.

May 20, 2012

Lesbian writer Irshad Manji launches the Malay version of a new book amid criticisms that she promotes ideas against religion and human nature

A Canadian Muslim gay activist launched the Malay version of her controversial book on liberal Islam in Malaysia, despite official efforts to ban all her public events.

Irshad Manji and her local publisher ZI Publications eventually managed to pulled off the launch for ‘Allah, Liberty and Love’ (Allah, Kebebasan dan Cinta in Malay) in front of a 50-odd crowd yesterday (19 May), after two other venues pulled out of hosting her.