Saturday, April 16, 2005

"Islamic morality laws to stay in Malaysia"

Reports: Islamic morality laws to stay in Malaysia, PM says

AP Worldstream
Dateline: KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
Malaysia's prime minister wants enforcement of Islamic morality laws to continue despite a public outcry over a raid early this year on a disco by religious department officials, a news report said Saturday.

"There is no need to abolish these laws, only the enforcement methods need to be improved," Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times newspaper.

Human rights and opposition activists criticized the actions of religious ...