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Malaysia: Growing angst over Malay Muslim rights

Umno and PAS stir unease among Malay community amid changes to policies and personnel by the new government

An umbrella group of non-governmental organisations called the Muslim Defenders Movement plans to hold a demonstration on Saturday to protest against what it deems to be efforts by the new government to undermine the interests of the country's Malay Muslim majority.

"Let us come together with others from our religion to express our unhappiness towards several developments which threaten Islam and Malay rights, sons of the soil of our beloved nation," said the conservative NGO on its Facebook page.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 26, 2018, with the headline 'Malaysia: Growing angst over Malay Muslim rights'. Print Edition | Subscribe