Malaysia: Festive Wishes “Unislamic”

Malaysian politician Lim Kit Siang blogs about a letter that prohibited Muslim employees of a Malaysian insurace company from wishing their Hindu friends for the Hindu festival of Deepawali. The letter claimed that uttering the words “Happy Deepavali” is unIslamic. The blogger asks “This is the latest episode raising concerns by Malaysians about the increasing Islamisation in Malaysia, especially after the recent shock statement by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi that the national education system is Islamic. What next will be declared Islamic or unIslamic?”

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