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Worries about Malaysia's 'Arabisation' grow as Saudi ties strengthen

Dec 21 2017

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's growing ties to Saudi Arabia - and its puritan Salafi-Wahhabi Islamic doctrines -  are coming under new scrutiny as concerns grow over an erosion of traditional religious practices and culture in the multi-ethnic nation.

Promoters of pop concerts, other events may ditch Malaysia as hard-line Islam gets a grip

Sep 28 2017

KUALA LUMPUR Organizers of pop concerts and some other big events are increasingly wary of including Malaysia on their itineraries, as the cancellation of a beer festival due to take place next month highlighted growing intolerance toward activities regarded as insulting to Islam by some Muslim groups.

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