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Malaysia: prelate criticizes government for appointing Catholic school principal

Catholic World News - December 20, 2011

Malaysia’s leading prelate has criticized the government’s surprise decision to appoint as head of a convent school a person not nominated by the school’s directors.

“The appointment of the principal of CBN [Convent Bukit Nanas] is not only contrary to the government policy of maximum consultation but has given the impression that it is the government’s strategy to take over the mission schools in total disregard for the status, ethos and special character of mission schools,” said Archbishop Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam of Kuala Lumpur.

The nation of 27.7 million is 3% Catholic, according to Vatican statistics; 60% of Malaysians are Muslim, 19% are Buddhist, 6% are Hindu, and 6% are Protestant.

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