Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads as they gather at a shrine in Batu Caves during the 2019 Thaipusam celebrations in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Reuters Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads as they gather at a shrine in Batu Caves during the 2019 Thaipusam celebrations in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Reuters
Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads as they gather at a shrine in Batu Caves during the 2019 Thaipusam celebrations in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Reuters
Malaysia

In Malaysia, cancellation of Hindu holiday stokes minorities’ concerns

  • Decision to cancel one-day Thaipusam holiday in Kedah over coronavirus concerns comes in for heavy criticism by opposition MPs and former PM Najib Razak
  • Analysts warned that the move – along with proposed strengthening of Islamic law, aimed at targeting LGBT community – reflects a growing conservative force

Topic |   Malaysia
Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads as they gather at a shrine in Batu Caves during the 2019 Thaipusam celebrations in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Reuters Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads as they gather at a shrine in Batu Caves during the 2019 Thaipusam celebrations in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Reuters
Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads as they gather at a shrine in Batu Caves during the 2019 Thaipusam celebrations in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Reuters
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