Debate Over Islamic Law in Malaysia Opens Religious and Social Rifts

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak addresses delegates during his speech at the UNMO anniversary celebration, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 11, 2015 (AP photo by Joshua Paul).
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak addresses delegates during his speech at the UNMO anniversary celebration, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 11, 2015 (AP photo by Joshua Paul).
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