Malaysia tribes 'forced to convert'

Government rejects claims it makes ethnic groups embrace Islam to get development aid.

    Indigenous groups in Malaysia are accusing the government of using religion as a condition for development aid.

    The ethnic tribes say infrastructure is offered to them if they abandon their animistic ways and embrace Islam - a claim the government rejects.

    Al Jazeera’s Gerald Tan spoke to tribes in the central peninsular Malaysian state of Pahang.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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