» 03/31/2011, 00.00
Malaysian Christians say no to discriminatory government slogans on Bible
Malay language Bibles still under lock and key, because the government wants to limit to Muslims the use of the word "Allah" for God. A ruling rejects their decision, but in Kuala Lumpur pushes ahead with a policy of progressive restriction of religious freedom.
Seized Bibles: Kuala Lumpur backtracks. Christians evaluate proposal
Bibles no will longer have a serial number, " Christians only" on cover or Ministry of Interior seal, but only the stamp "for Christianity." This issue is related to the use of the word "Allah" for God by non-Muslims.
Kuala Lumpur authorizes importation and printing of the Bible in any language
The government announced an 10-point solution to the problem of the Bibles blocked on their arrival in port, and asks forgiveness for its "shortcomings" in the management of the problem. The Bible Society of Malaysia welcomes the proposal.
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Pahang: Ignore letter to remove Bibles from hotel rooms, Malaysian lawyers tell hoteliers
Lawyers urged hotel managers not to comply with the directive from the Muip. In a recent directive it prohibits to place religious reading materials of other religions other than Islam (like Bibles) in their rooms. The council had no jurisdiction over them. But it’s a sign of a growing religious intolerance.
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Selangor, Christians demand Islamic authorities return confiscated Bibles
The Christian Federation of Malaysia and the Bible Society demand the restitution of 300 copies of the Bible confiscated earlier this year by the Islamic Department. Central and local government remain indifferent to the minority’s demands. Christian leader: Government is playing the "blame game" with our rights.
Christians: The government must clearly outlaw the confiscation of religious material
Bishop Tan, president of the Christian Federation of Malaysia, is intervening today in the case of the confiscation of 32 Bibles carried out at the airport of Putrajaya by a client services employee. The authorities have apologised, and have promised to give the material back to its owner, but the Bishop is asking for more: Kuala Lumpur must issue "a directive that would ban these episodes that are contrary to religious freedom".
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