The plight of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers from Myanmar and Bangladesh, left adrift without food and water for nearly a week, has all the hallmarks of a full-blown humanitarian crisis. Yet despite statements of concern from governments, aid agencies and human rights groups, there is little sign of a coordinated plan to address the issue. Boats have been spotted off the coasts of Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, apparently abandoned by human trafficking gangs who operate across maritime and land borders and shunned by regional powers.
The Catholic Church’s long battle to use the word “Allah” in the newsweekly Herald came to an end Wednesday after the dismissal of its review application.
Malaysia Struggles for Interfaith Harmony
Malaysia conducts Interfaith servcie for MH370.
Malaysia is not unique in its multicultural make-up, and the problems it faces.
Hundreds of adherents of different faiths all over the country celebrated World Interfaith Harmony Week at the Senayan indoor stadium here on Sunday.
In recent weeks, Malaysian priest Lawrence Andrew has been burned in effigy, investigated for sedition and denounced by Muslims in a spiralling dispute over whether Malay-speaking Christians can use “Allah” to refer to their God.
Journalists in Kuala Lumpa were told by the Deputy Prime Minister to consider multi-religious nature of society.