Fresh religious tensions brewing in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur: New religious tensions are brewing in Muslim-majority Malaysia over allegations that church leaders are conspiring to make Christianity the country`s official religion.
Christian officials insist the accusation is a lie intended to create suspicion between Muslims and religious minorities. Some Muslim activists have filed police complaints demanding an investigation.
The allegation by two anonymous political bloggers received little attention until the country`s leading Malay-language newspaper reported it Saturday under the headline "Malaysia a Christian nation?"
The Utusan Malaysia newspaper is owned by Prime Minister Najib Razak`s party.
Najib said late Sunday authorities will investigate. He urged people to "calm down until we get the facts”.
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