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Sultans' remarks cause a stir
Thu, Nov 27, 2008
The Straits Times

By Carolyn Hong, Malaysia Bureau Chief

KUALA LUMPUR: When the National Fatwa Council issued an edict on yoga last week, it also warned Malaysians not to question it but did not figure on the powerful Malay rulers stepping in.

Three rulers - from Selangor, Perak and Negeri Sembilan - have expressed disapproval that the monarchy was bypassed in the matter.

Under Malaysian law, the sultans are the head of Islam in their states, and the King is the head of religion for the country.


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