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.
Catholic Bishops' Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei
(Minorities put faith in Mahathir's Vatican visit, Asia Times 8/6/02)
9 Aug 2002