Local Malaysian governments told to support interreligious forums

From The Jakarta Post

Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo (right) talks about electronic identity cards (E-KTP) at the Ombudsman headquarters in Jakarta

MALAYSIA- Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has urged regional administrations to provide more room for the involvement of the Inter-Religious Harmony Forum (FKUB) in the decision-making processes of in their respective regions.

“The [FKUB] should always be involved in discussions and their advice should always be heeded in the process of public policy making at the local level,” Tjahjo said at a FKUB national coordination meeting on Thursday.

Strengthening cooperation between various religious communities in public policy making is important, both to ensure religious harmony and to anticipate possible conflicts, Tjahjo said.

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