Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Report on State of Religious Liberty 2006

The National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF) Malaysia has recently issued the Report on the State of religious Liberty in the Year 2006, a result of the research of the Religious Liberty Commission established under the auspices of NECF.

Several issues are addressed in this Report:

1) Developments in Law

2) Administrative Difficulties

3) Government Action in relation to Religion

4) Inter-Faith Issues

5) Religious Polarisation

Of particular concern, the Report notes:

"Since the Religious Liberties Commission’s reports began, there has been a noticeable degeneration of religious tolerance and an increase in the use of political, legislative, judicial and administrative authority to decide and enforce decisions that favour an austere and dogmatic brand of Islam over other religions, and at the cost of basic human rights."

This is one Report that all concerned citizens of Malaysia and those interested in religious liberty should take hold of and read carefully in order to have a clearer and better understanding of the issues addressed.

To download and read the complete Report, please click here.

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