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Warned away from Kelantan’s Muslim affairs, lawyers group insists its work is irreligious

Warned away from Kelantan’s Muslim affairs, lawyers group insists its work is irreligious

BY BOO SU-LYN
October 23, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — Legal activist group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) refused to back down in the row over Kelantan’s plan to prosecute Muslims for skipping Friday prayers, telling Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob instead that its work and cause cuts across religious boundaries. Despite acknowledging Ahmad’s call on non-Muslims to stay out of the state’s religious affairs, LFL executive director Eric Paulsen maintained the group’s position that Kelantan’s proposal to enforce a by-law to... Read more

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Picture released October 23, 2014 shows a sadu or holy man reciting prayers during Deepavali celebrations at a temple in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. — Reuters pic

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