In Malaysia, cancellation of Hindu holiday stokes minorities’ concerns

Jan 28, 2021 | INVESTING

The cancellation of a public holiday for a Hindu festival in Malaysia’s Kedah state along with the country’s de facto Religious Affairs Ministry recently signalling that the country’s sharia law penalties could be strengthened – with the country’s LGBT community as one of the main targets – have unsettled religious minorities and some moderate Muslims who worry the country is moving towards greater conservatism.The Kedah chief minister’s decision to cancel the one-day public holiday on Thursday…

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