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A solidarity visit to the Taman Medan Church

This morning I went to the Tamil Church at Taman Medan after attending mass in my church. I arrived there at 10am and I saw Hee Loy Sean (MP for PJ Selatan), Lim Lip Eng (MP for Segambut), Rajiv Rishyakaran (ADUN Bukit Gasing) were already standing at the door of the church. When the pastor […]

We forgive cross protesters, says Taman Medan church pastor

Overwhelmed by support for his church, the senior pastor of Taman Medan’s Community of Praise Petaling Jaya church Pastor Paul Packianathan choked back tears as he thanked Malaysians for standing in solidarity with the congregation and said the church had forgiven protesters who demanded the removal of the cross displayed on the outside of the […]

Taman Medan church holds first prayer session since protest without trouble

The Taman Medan church that was forced to remove a cross from its building by a group of protesters last Sunday, held a trouble free prayer gathering on Friday. The drama of last Sunday, where a rowdy protest by some 50 residents, was a distant memory and had done little to affect their spirits as […]

Rationale behind cross removal shows intolerance

KUALA LUMPUR: Teresa Kok today issued a strident statement saying that Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Khalid Abu Bakar made an error when he said that the church protest was about location and not a move against Christianity. The church is in a largely Malay-Muslim neighbourhood. On Sunday, April 19, a group of 50 protestors gathered […]

Let Taman Medan Church know that they won’t be alone in defending their right to practice their religion

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar certainly erred when he said yesterday that Sunday’s church protest in Taman Medan was not against Christianity, but the location of the church in a largely Malay-Muslim neighborhood. How could it not be about religion when the protestors demanded that the cross be removed? Khalid’s statement is […]

Have mercy already, Borders asks JAWI ahead of renewed case against manager

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Borders Malaysia today implored the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) to end its continued prosecution of bookstore manager Nik Raina Nik Abdul Aziz that was twice ruled illegal and unconstitutional. Pointing out that the charge was adjudged to unlawful by both the civil High Court and Court of Appeal, […]

The ‘Allah’ case: End of the road or one last shot for Herald?

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 ― After five years in a tug-of-war with authorities over the word “Allah”, the Catholic Church will get its final shot today at pursuing its right to use the word as the Federal Court mulls whether to proceed with the long drawn out dispute. In the dispute, Malaysia Catholic Church has […]

Johor Catholic priest detained, 30 hymn books with ‘Allah’ seized

Barely has the dust settled on the issue of the seized Bibles in Selangor, a Catholic priest in Muar, Johor, was detained for having 30 copies of a hymn book with the word Allah which were meant for his Orang Asli parishioners. Father Cyril Mannayagam (pic), 44, said although the police later decided not to […]

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