Monthly Archives: January 2018

January 09

Adam’s story: How illegitimate Muslim children here carry ‘bin Abdullah’ stigma

Adam* is like any other child in Malaysia, except the National Registration Department (NRD) wants him to ditch his father’s name and use “bin Abdullah”, a patronym that is virtually a badge of shame worn by illegitimate Muslim children. Muslim parents Rahman* and Aisyah* married in Selangor and gave birth to Adam in the same […]

January 01

Health D-G: Umrah pilgrim tests positive for MERS-CoV infection

A 55-year-old man tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection after returning home from umrah, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said. He said the man, who hails from Selangor, had symptoms of fever, cough, lethargy and aching feet as soon as he arrived home on Dec 23. The man […]