MALAYSIA – Malaysia’s ‘Deep-Seated Tensions’ Exposed by MP’s Call for Religious Freedom

World Watch Monitor | Nov. 7, 2018

A Malaysian Catholic MP’s call last month for the government to sign the UN Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief has highlighted the “deep-seated tensions between ultra-conservative Muslims and the new government”, says the director of Malaysia’s Religious Freedom and Liberty Partnership.

In an article for the Religious Freedom Institute, Eugene Yapp says MP Kasthuri Patto’s comments were “a first for any parliamentarian to go on-the-record to issue such a call in support of religious freedom”.