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(45th Session)

ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people.

This report highlights the continuing challenges to freedom of religion and expression in Malaysia. In particular, it addresses the criminalization of blasphemy and proselytism, as well as the effects of religious harmony laws and the mandatory disclosure of religious affiliation in identity cards on the enjoyment of these fundamental freedoms.

Should religious freedom be protected in times of crisis?

“I support freedom of religious belief as a basic human right that deserves the highest level of protection.

I stand up against worship bans which are illiberal and non-democratic. Blanket bans on public worship are incompatible with the international human right to the communal exercise of religious freedom. Fundamental freedoms apply to all, and they must be protected rather than weakened in times of crisis.”