Minority religious places of worship Malaysia
Malaysia prides itself on being a multi-cultural Muslim country. Its majority population are Malays in ethnicity who follow the Islamic religion. Some eight percent are Indians and about 40 percent Chinese. These ethnic groups profess different religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Sikhism, and Christianity. The country also has a significant indigenous population known as Orang Asli.
While most of these communities live peacefully in Malaysia and are able to develop their lives and enjoy their rights, there remain a host of serious issues affecting minorities. These are human rights violations affecting people because of both their ethnic and religious identities. These include restrictions on building non-Islamic places of religious worship. Featured here are from some of the finest Buddhist and Hindu temples in Penang and Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia.
For a detailed analysis of issues affecting religious minorities see Ethnic and religious discrimination big challenge for Malaysia's minorities
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