Malaysia’s proposals to limit non-Muslim beliefs worry Christians
After Malaysia’s new prime minister was sworn in, he drafted four new Shariah laws, including a bill to control and restrict the development of non-Muslim religions, reports International Christian Concern. In the Muslim-majority population of 33 million, 3 million are Christians.
Open Doors lists Malaysia as the 46th worst nation in the world for the persecution of Christians.
On September 9th, Malaysian Christian leaders criticized draft proposals to restrict faiths other than Islam, saying the measures should not be put to a vote.
While the details of the proposals have not yet been published, this particular bill would affect the rights of around 40% of Malaysians who are non-Muslims. Among them, nearly 10 percent are Christians.
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