Author: Staff Reporter

Human Rights Watch concern over Malaysia’s “rising tide of intolerance”
South East Asia

Human Rights Watch concern over Malaysia’s “rising tide of intolerance”

Government officials in Malaysia are contributing to a “rising tide of religious” intolerance in the country, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. The report highlights how officials have silenced activists raising awareness of the enforced disappearances of Christian leaders. Three members of a citizen action group were investigated […]

Xi Jinping. Premier of China, whose government has imposed a crackdown on Christians
East Asia

Students banned from attending religious events in China

Local authorities in Linxia county, Gansu province, have banned students from attending religious events during the winter holidays, as authorities step up control of religious education. The education bureau declared the ban in a notice posted online. The notice also prohibited students from entering religious buildings over their holidays, and reading scriptures in […]