Tag: freedom of religion
Both Amnesty International and the Dutch Council of State have come out against the ban, saying that it restricts religious freedom.
China, home to 20 million Muslims, officially guarantees freedom of religion, but the government has campaigned to bring the faithful into line with Communist Party ideology.
Pence noted that Open Doors, an advocacy group for persecuted Christians, ranks North Korea as its worst violator for 18 straight years.
US ambassador Sam Brownback says that China needs to respect the 'sacred rights' of people to worship.
If people truly have faith in their religion, they will not require any man-made laws to mandate their behaviour and devotion.
DAP MP P Kasthuriraani says reforms to religious freedom in Malaysia need to take place first before it can start defending the rights of those in other countries.
Atheist Republic movement has no right to freedom of speech if its endeavour disrupts peace and harmony within religious communities in Malaysia, says Macsa.
Freedom of religion includes freedom not to be part of any religion, and the state cannot compel every citizen to follow some religion, say an ex-judge and a lawyer.
The annual religious freedom report notes the ways in which dissent is handled by Malaysian authorities and the restrictions on religious freedom, while offering suggestions on how the US government should handle this.
Saying both states were given certain rights as conditions for forming Malaysia, Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi suggests the establishment of a judicial committee to handle conflicts between civil and shariah laws.
No amount of shouting or asking for the resignation of DAP leaders will undo the damage that BN parties such as MCA, Gerakan, MIC and others have done to non-Malays in the country.
Citing freedom of religion, the residents want the developer to relocate or build a new temple for the Chinese community.