Malaysia May Create Department for Non-Muslim Affairs

December 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today/

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has said he will look into ethnic Indians' demand for setting up a separate department for Non-Muslim affairs in the country. Mr. Abdullah said in Kuala Lumpur that there are already various government committees and panels in existence that look after the affairs of non-Muslims in this multi-ethnic, multi-religious country.

Mr. Abdullah later met ethnic Indian organisations and promised equal opportunities to all communities. The premier's statement came after Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak said it is difficult to set up such a department as Islam is the country's only official religion.