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Malaysia: On Being Gay in a Homophobic Country

“Being gay in a homophobic country, with almost everyone and everything invalidating you and your experience and life, is lonely and depressing,” said Rawther, whose original name was Tahir. “I was lucky enough to be blessed by supportive parents. Their acceptance and support mean the world to me and are absolutely beneficial for my mental…

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Sarawak, Malaysia: Tribute to Brother Albert Rottensteiner MHM

Pioneering Mill Hill Catholic missionary Brother Albert Rottensteiner (pic), who built Sarawak’s first micro-hydroelectric dam, has passed away. Brother Albert, an Italian missionary who holds a Malaysian permanent resident status, died aged 87 in the missionary retirement home in Brixen town in northern Italy on April 29. He had served in Miri Catholic Diocese in northern…

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Malaysia: Minorities on Edge

In Malaysia, geographically at the more Muslim end of the Malay-Indonesia archipelago, the hardliners have gained a foothold in the federal ruling alliance for the first time since 1974. This has sparked immediate and obvious fears from Christian denominations. It will also have sparked even deeper fears for the Chinese, who have suffered both personal…

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Muka, East Malaysia: Asian Cluster Meeting of the Mill Hill Missionaries

The Asian Cluster Meeting was held in Mukah, Sarawak, East Malaysia from 20th to 24th January 2020. The Society Representatives from mission areas of Pakistan, India, Malaysia and the Philippines met together with the Asian Councillor who facilitated the meeting. The General Superior who happened to be in Sarawak for an official visitation of the…