Malaysia Sets Up Interfaith Committee to Ease Religious Tensions

April 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times,malaysia-sets-up-interfaith-committee-to-ease-religious-tensions.html

Malaysia has set up an interfaith committee of religious leaders to promote better understanding between the country's Muslim majority and other faiths, news reports said Wednesday. 

The committee would make recommendations on specific cases and general interfaith issues, but would not have legal powers, the Star newspaper reported.

Its members were to include leaders from all the major religious groups of the mainly Muslim nation, including representatives of the Islamic councils.