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Is there religious freedom in Malaysia? Survey shows one in 10 says no

Is there religious freedom in Malaysia? Survey shows one in 10 says no

May 26, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 ― A recent national survey by market research firm Kajidata showed that around one in 10 Malaysians did not agree that religious freedom is practised here although Malaysia is a multi-faith country. The survey to gauge Malaysians’ thoughts on the Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) initiative, with a focus on unity and prosperity, also found that roughly the same disagreed with Islam as the religion of the federation. When polled, 10.7 per cent respondents... Read more

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Former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah (left) and his lawyer Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent (right) at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur May 26, 2017. — Bernama pic

Former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah (left) and his lawyer Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent (right) at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur May 26, 2017. — Bernama pic Read More