Category - Malaysia

  • 10 May 2009

    Amnesty International has called on the Malaysian authorities to release five government critics arrested in the last week, if they cannot charge them with recognisable criminal offences. The wave of arrests is part of a new crackdown on dissent.

  • 23 Mar 2009

    An alliance of conservation groups that includes WWF-Malaysia is opposing plans by the Malaysian government to build a new tiger park. The creation of the park is problematic and would require the moving of tigers from their natural habitat. WWF-Malaysia argues that this will compromise the Malaysian governments commitment to double tiger numbers by 2020. Find out more about WWF's tiger adoption here.

  • 10 Mar 2009

    Malaysia's government has re-imposed a ban on the word Allah in Bibles, and in Christian newspapers and religious texts in the Malay language following pressure from Islamic groups.

  • 7 Feb 2008

    The seizure by Malaysian customs officials of 32 English-language Bibles from a Christian woman who was bringing them into the country for a study group has prompted an outcry from Christians in the Muslim-majority country.

  • 25 Jun 2007

    Members of five minority religious groups in Malaysia, including Christians and Hindus, have urged their government to take steps to prevent "personal tragedies" resulting from state policies that favour Islam.

  • 7 Jun 2007

    A Malaysian woman who converted to Christianity faces jail or the rejection of her religion because the Muslim-majority country's highest court ruled she does not have a legal right to convert from Islam to another religion.

  • 12 May 2007

    Churches in Malaysia have appealed to the country's government to reconsider a decision to withdraw support for a Christian-Muslim seminar that was to have been chaired by the Archbishop of Canterbury.