Malaysia - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

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Although Islam is the official religion of Malaysia, the Malaysian constitution guarantees all citizens the freedom to profess and practice their own faith, as well as the right to propagate their faith. Under a separate article, however, the constitution grants states—or, in Kuala Lumpur and Luaban, the federal government—the right to "control and restrict the propagation of any religious doctrine among persons professing the religion of Islam." The constitution also accords every religious group the right to establish and maintain institutions for the education of its children and to provide therein instruction in its religion. In addition federal law permits special grants of financial aid for the establishment and maintenance of Muslim institutions and for the instruction of Muslims in their professed faith. Nevertheless, the government is fairly intolerant of Muslims whom it perceives to be a threat to the country's...

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