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Tag: freedom of religion

Burqa ban enforced in the Netherlands

Both Amnesty International and the Dutch Council of State have come out against the ban, saying that it restricts religious freedom.

China’s capital orders Arabic, Muslim symbols taken down

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 says US to press religious freedom in North Korea

Pence noted that Open Doors, an advocacy group for persecuted Christians, ranks North Korea as its worst violator for 18 straight years.

US says religious freedom in China could boost trust in Taiwan

US ambassador Sam Brownback says that China needs to respect the 'sacred rights' of people to worship.

The faith of an entire group is not determined by one...

If people truly have faith in their religion, they will not require any man-made laws to mandate their behaviour and devotion.

Putrajaya urged to ratify UN declaration on religious freedom

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.

Group says advocating atheism is against the constitution

Atheist Republic movement has no right to freedom of speech if its endeavour disrupts peace and harmony within religious communities in Malaysia, says Macsa.

Atheism is not unconstitutional, legal minds tell deputy minister

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.

Unequal treatment for non-Muslims, minorities, says US report

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.

Law expert: Listen to wishes of Sabah, Sarawak on religious freedom

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.

Who’s really responsible for curbs on non-Muslim places of worship?

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.

Taoist group fights against temple demolition

Citing freedom of religion, the residents want the developer to relocate or build a new temple for the Chinese community.