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Catholic Church rejects push for Malaysian Islamic state


Malaysia's Catholic bishops have issued a rare press statement to express alarm and concern over Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's declaration that Malaysia is an Islamic state.

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of Malaysia, in a statement signed by the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur Anthony Soter Fernandez, said it was also worried by moves towards imposing Islamic Syariah law in the opposition-led Terengganu state.

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Catholic Bishops' Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei
(Minorities put faith in Mahathir's Vatican visit, Asia Times 8/6/02)

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AFP

9 Aug 2002