Bans on religious words may be against constitution, says group

A GROUP representing major non-Muslim religions said bans on several religious words under state laws may be unconstitutional as it is beyond the scope of the Federal Constitution.

In a statement, the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Taoism said most state governments put in place enactments to prohibit non-Muslims from using between 20 to 40 religious words.