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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.