Malaysia orders probe after protest forces church to take down cross

April 22, 2015 3:27 AM

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has ordered an investigation into a protest by Muslim demonstrators who forced a small church in the capital to take down its cross, the latest sign of growing religious tension in the multiracial Southeast Asian nation.

Prime Minister Najib Razak said his Cabinet had discussed the protest in the mainly Muslim Kuala Lumpur suburb of Taman Medan and that demonstrators could be charged under Malaysia's controversial Sedition Act.

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