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anonymous MALAYSIA: CHRISTIANS WHO ARE PERSECUTED IN MALAYSIA! July 14, 2008 8:38 PM

MALAYSIA: CHRISTIANS WHO ARE PERSECUTED IN MALAYSIA!
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anonymous  July 14, 2008 8:39 PM

At 12:02am on June 13th, 2008, Apostle Menon said…Praise The Lord
Greetings to all of you in the sweet name of our Lord Jesus Christ
Just happy to see you all here in this page...............
Well God has done big miracle in our life. Wat we have lost for some years we get it back by His Grace. Thanks To our almighty God!!!!
Our church building has been closed down due to some politician. But now we get back the building. But we have lost all our things. But i believe God sure will provide all our needs to His kingdom. Just always remember us in your prayers......and we are going to do some project to repay our debts for the building. Kindly do remember us in your prayers and if anyone would like to give hand to build the kingdom of God please do kindly contact me....
Your support and kind contribution might lead us to do His work in this world
Please mail me at rev_fr_menon @yahoo.com
Our church website www.thaveethinkudaram.cjb.net.my
Thank You
God Bless You
Apostle Menon Manasa (Ipoh) Malaysia

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anonymous  July 15, 2008 9:47 AM

September 14, 2007 9:48 PM

MALAYSIA: PRIME MINISTER CALLS COUNTRY ‘ISLAMIC STATE’ Monday, 4:47 PM

Wednesday September 05, 2007
MALAYSIA: PRIME MINISTER CALLS COUNTRY ‘ISLAMIC STATE’
Minorities fear curbs on religious freedom amid apparently contradicting statements.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, September 5 (Compass Direct News) – Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi last week declared that Malaysia is an Islamic state, apparently contradicting his August 5 statement that Malaysia is neither a secular nor a theocratic state.

His August 27 declaration came in reply to a question in Parliament from opposition leader Lim Kit Siang, who asked if the Cabinet would reaffirm Malaysia as a secular state with Islam as the official religion as per the social contract signed at the formation of the country.

There is a possibility that Abdullah could have meant “Islamic country,” since his statement was written in Malay. In Malay, the words “Negara Islam” could mean either “Islamic state,” implying the imposition of Islamic law on all citizens, or “Islamic country,” merely describing a Muslim-majority population.

The prime minister’s comment came in the wake of a call by Chief Justice Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim to abolish the use of English common law in the country after 50 years of independence from Britain. The chief justice made the remark at a seminar on “Ahmad Ibrahim: Thoughts and Knowledge Contribution” on August 21.

Two days later, Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail was reported in local Malay daily Utusan Malaysia as expressing support for the chief justice’s view. He went on to say sharia (Islamic) laws are best since they emphasize justice and equal distribution of rights.

Nazri Aziz and Abdullah Zin, who are both ministers in the prime minister’s department, agreed with the chief justice’s proposal.

Fears of Islamization

The comments have alarmed non-Muslims, who make up 40 percent of the country’s population. Various religious and civil society groups have voiced their concerns over what they see as gradual Islamization and infringement of minority rights.

Datuk A. Vaithilingam, president of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism, issued a statement on August 23 saying, “It is wholly unacceptable for any theological law to replace the system of law we have in Malaysia today.”

He urged the government to act fairly in safeguarding the interest of all Malaysians in accordance with the Federal Constitution.

The president of the Malaysian Bar Council, Ambiga Sreenevasan, issued a statement saying that the council was disturbed by the chief justice’s suggestion and that any attempt to dismantle the common law system is a direct attack on the constitution and violates the social contract affirmed at the formation of the country.

“It is a backdoor attempt to rewrite [the Federal Constitution] and to move Malaysia towards becoming a theocratic state,” she added.

In a week-long online poll ending on Friday (August 31), 83 percent of the 513 members of the bar who took part in the poll called on the council to convene an extraordinary general meeting to reaffirm the supremacy of the Federal Constitution and the application of the English common law.

The state of religious liberty in the country has been in the limelight ever since May 30, when the outcome of the high profile case of Lina Joy – a Muslim convert to Christianity who tried unsuccessfully to have the word “Islam” removed from her identity card – was announced.

Even as the nation celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence from British rule over the past weekend, many local observers wondered if the nation that prides itself as a multi-cultural, multi-religious country whose majority practices a moderate brand of Islam has room for those who do not profess the Islamic faith.

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anonymous  July 15, 2008 9:51 AM

October 13, 2007 9:33 AM

27 July 2001

The government of Malaysia is reportedly considering an Act which would result in the detention of Muslim converts to Christianity.

If accepted as law the Islamic Faith Rehabilitation Act would see Muslims who give up Islam detained in rehabilitation centres where efforts would be made to "restore their faith". Local Islamic muftis have already been consulted and there are said to be plans to send delegates to the Middle East where several countries already have apostasy laws, most of which prescribe the death penalty. Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has in the past resisted calls from extremists to impose the death penalty for apostasy.

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anonymous  July 15, 2008 9:54 AM

October 13, 2007 9:56 AM

Stung By Outcry, Malaysia Gov't Reverses Bible Ban
Patrick Goodenough
Pacific Rim Bureau Chief



Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) - An outcry from Malaysian Christians
has prompted the government of the predominantly Muslim country to
reverse its ban on Bibles published in the language of an indigenous
ethnic group.

The
decision was announced by acting Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi,
who said banning the Iban-language Bible would spark anger in the
Christian community.

The edition was banned last month, 15 years
after it was first published to serve the needs of a community of
erstwhile headhunters on Borneo island, many of whom have converted
from animism to Christianity.

The decision to ban the Iban
Bible, plus 34 other religious books considered "detrimental to public
peace," was attributed to officials at the Home Ministry, acting on the
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anonymous  July 15, 2008 9:58 AM

Voice of the Martyred Christian Contacts under investigation! November 25, 2007 10:04 PM

PERSECUTION IN MALAYSIA!
VOICE OF THE MARTYRED CHRISTIAN (CONTACTS) HAVE BEEN TURNED IN BECAUSE OF THEIR BELIEFS AND ARE BEING INTEROGATED! THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW MANY CHRISTIANS ARE BEING INTERROGATED BUT THEY ARE SURE THIS IS HAPPENING.
CHURCHES THROUGHOUT MALAYSIA HAVE BEEN BOMBED AND SET ON FIRE!  SHARIA LAWS ARE BECOMING STRICTER, PROHIBITING THE BUILDING OF WORSHIP PLACES, SHARING OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AND ACCESS TO THE MEDIA!
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anonymous  July 15, 2008 10:01 AM

CHILDREN'S BOOKS CONFISCATED IN MALAYSIA!
CHRISTIAN BOOKS HAVE BEEN SEIZED IN TWO CITIES AND ONE SMALL TOWN IN MALAYSIA!
MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES CLAIM THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF MOSES AND ABRAHAM VIOLATE ISLAMIC SHARIA LAW! THIS WILL ALSO EFFECT THE JEWISH POPULATIONS IN MALAYSIA.
REF. THE WASHINGTON TIMES/ARTICLE BY ELIZABETH ELDRIGE. JAN. 22, 2008
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 January 10, 2010 7:25 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Firebombs were thrown at three more churches in Malaysia on Sunday and another was splashed with black paint, the latest in a series of assaults on Christian houses of worship following a court decision allowing non-Muslims to use "Allah" to refer to God.

Despite the attacks, thousands of Christians nationwide attended Sunday services and prayed for national unity and an end to the violence.

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 January 28, 2010 3:51 AM

Church Buildings Attacked in Malaysia Following Court Decision:  With unprecedented acts that stunned Christians in Malaysia, suspected Islamists have attacked eight church buildings since the country’s High Court ruled that a Catholic weekly could use the word Allah.  Read more >>

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