26 Mar '11, 6am

In Sarawak, a Christian groundswell (TMI)

By Sheridan Mahavera The Malaysian Insider Mar 26, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — When 3,000 Christians turned up for a prayer rally in Kuching this week it sent ripples running through Petrajaya, where gleaming structures house the Sarawak state government that is facing elections next month. In a Christian-majority state where there has been little in the way of religious tension, the prayer rally was an unusual event. It was a protest against the establishment which Christians have associated themselves with in the state. The unhappiness with the Barisan Nasional (BN) government is palpable among Christians all over the country. But for it to be become so apparent in Sarawak is worrying BN politicians even in Putrajaya. Through conversations with ordinary Christians, church officials and Christian Barisan Nasional supporters, a consensus emerged that though the dispute g...

Full article: http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2011/03/26/in-sarawak-a-chris...

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