Christians ‘heavily involved’ in Malaysian protests
CWN - July 11, 2011
The Christian community is “heavily involved” in recent protests against government corruption in Malaysia, according to the editor of The Herald, the nation’s Catholic weekly newspaper.
The protest movement “brings legitimate requests, asks for a change, transparency and a determined fight against corruption at the highest levels of government,” says Father Lawrence Andrew. “There are no political parties to operate it, even though some opposition party leaders said they support it. It is a sign of a major change that society, and especially the young, wish, for more democracy, transparency and legality.”
The nation of 27.7 million is 3% Catholic, according to Vatican statistics; 60% of residents are Muslim, 19% are Buddhist, 6% are Hindu, and 6% are Protestant.
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