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Selangor MB stands by raid on Shia centre

Religious department confirms that Shia Malaysia chairman Kamil Zuhairi Abdul Azizi was among 22 people arrested.

Company retracts memo banning prayer during office hours

Hond Tat Industries Sdn Bhd in Kapar says the memo angered its workers.

Trump meets Uighur, Rohingya, other religious persecution victims

Trump is known for making religious freedom a centrepiece of his foreign policy.

India rejects critical US religious freedom report

'India is proud of its secular credentials, its status as the largest democracy and a pluralistic society with a longstanding commitment to tolerance and inclusion,' says India's foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar in a statement.

Sabah minister says Christians need not worry about their rights

Ewon Benedick says government will defend the rights of non-Muslims to practice their religion freely.

US religious freedom envoy urges China to release Taiwanese activist

Li Ming-che had previously criticised China's ruling Communist Party and has been missing since 2017.

US envoy for religious freedom slams China during Hong Kong visit

US ambassador for religious freedom, Sam Brownback, cautioned China it is waging a 'war with faith' that it will not win.

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.

US body calls for asset freeze of Malaysian officials who violate...

The US Commission on International Freedom of Religions says Malaysia is a 'country of particular concern' and has used religion as a political tool.

Christians not second-class citizens, Vatican tells Saudis

In a first for a senior official from the Vatican, a cardinal visited Saudi Arabia last week and signed a cooperation accord with Saudi authorities.

IRF: Increased centralisation has curbed religious freedom

Islamic think tank says with agencies such as Jakim in place, role of states has diminished, as federal authority institutionalises religious matters.

Home minister can prohibit non-Muslim religious publications, court told

The reliance on a provision in the Printing, Presses and Publications Act is constitutional on grounds of public order and national security, says government lawyer Shamsul Bolhassan.

Arrest of Iraqi Shias unacceptable, says former ambassador

He says religious authorities should consult Wisma Putra first to avoid incidents which could 'sour' bilateral relations.

Muslim NGO: It is Malays who are discriminated against

Centre for the Human Rights Research and Advocacy (Centhra) refutes US report that minorities in Malaysia are being discriminated against.

A clearer picture about Islam and the Federal Constitution

We have now come to the point where religion is used to control every aspect of a citizen’s life, including their freedom of thought.

Malaysia’s human rights record weak, says report

Freedom of Thought Report by human rights group cites 'government figures or state agencies which openly marginalise, harass, or incite hatred'.

Roneey case: A political hand in religious rights

Sabah church leader reminds Federal Government that Malaysia Agreement carries international treaty obligations.

Longhouse applauds as Adenan recites Christian scripture

CM who knows the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles, was one of the few Malays with a distinction for Christian religious knowledge.

S’wak churches want ministry for non-Muslims

The Association of Churches in Sarawak also asks the Federal Government to guarantee the constitutional right of religious freedom to the people of Sarawak.

Unlike the peninsula, Sarawakians happy with religious freedom

Survey conducted by Merdeka Center shows Sarawakians are generally happy with the state government.

Najib pledges grants to improve mosques and churches

PM reassures Malaysians of freedom to practice their religion in their own houses of worship.