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No discrimination please, we're Muarians! - The Star Online

It was a shock to the locals when a Muslims-only sign sprouted in what they had seen as the bastion of racial harmony. OF all towns, it happened in Muar, whose inhabitants always pride themselves on being open-minded and tolerant. Muar has always been ...and more »

Controversy over Muslim-only laundromat exposes religious tensions in Muar and Malaysia at large - TODAYonline

MUAR (JOHOR) — When Mr Koh Boon Ooi decided to open a 24-hour self-service laundromat in Muar, Johor, six months ago, one of his priorities was getting a halal certification for laundry detergent. Although the Johor local council did not require him ...and more »

Where the best is also home to the worst - Malay Mail Online

OCTOBER 1 — I love Malaysia. Of course, as a proud Singaporean, I believe my Lion City is among the best cities in the world and I can't wait for the day (and it will come) when it's the best; not a follower but a leader of even New York, Paris, Tokyo ...and more »

Stop racial and religious hatred - The Star Online

Let's hear more voices of reason amid the din from critics who assume that being liberal means being hedonistic instead of believing in the universal values of compassion and acceptance. IT had to take a Sultan and a Raja Muda to settle the Muslim-only ...and more »

When a ruler has to step in to defend moderation - Free Malaysia Today

The Sultan of Johor, in his capacity as supreme leader of the Islamic faith in Johor, has done and said things our politicians have failed to do. COMMENT. sultan-johor-laundry. By Sin Chew Daily. A “Muslims-only” self-service launderette in Muar ...and more »

Report: Racial ties at all-time low, govt unable to help - Free Malaysia Today

South China Morning Post report says "Muslims-only" laundrette issue shows disparity in how a divisive topic was dealt with by Johor sultan and Malaysian prime minister. dobi-muslim. PETALING JAYA: The outrage over the “Muslims-only” laundrette in Muar ...and more »

Johor MB seeks end to 'launderette issue' - The Sun Daily

ULU TIRAM: Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin (pix) has sought to put at end to the recent controversial issue of a Muslim-only self-service laundry shop in Muar. Khaled responded to questions about the launderette by saying that the ...and more »