Malaysian Churches Break Taboo on Politics

March 3, 2008

Author: Ahmad Pathoni

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: Reuters

Malaysian churches have waded into the nation's charged politics, openly urging Christians to support candidates who back religious freedom in this weekend's election.

Race and religious tensions have mounted in the run-up to the March 8 vote with Buddhist, Christian and Hindu minorities complaining their rights are being trampled by the Muslim-dominated government.