Coming soon to moderate, modern Malaysia: government regulations that require surau and mosques to be built at privately-constructed housing estates (housing developments). It amounts to yet more non Muslim subsidization of Islam. But for Malaysia, as in every other Muslim-ruled country, that isn’t anything new. “Govt mulls asking housing developers to provide mosques”, The Star, August 6th, 2011:
BEAUFORT: The Housing and Local Government Ministry plans to make it a requirement for housing developers to provide a mosque or surau at
their facilities to make it more convenient for Muslims to attend Friday
Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin said these mosques or surau could be established in housing estates or shopping malls, particularly by Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) [Federal Ministry of Housing] and government housing agencies.
A study would be undertaken before introducing the requirement, he told reporters after a breaking of the fast and handing over of donations to old and disabled people at the Kampung Klias Dua Mosque near here Friday night.
Lajim, who is the MP for Beaufort, said Muslims had complained about having to travel far from their housing estates to
attend prayers in mosques. – Bernama
Such a ‘study’ is but a formality, of course. And as for those Muslim complaints, rest assured that these complaints will far outweigh any complaints from non Muslims, especially those regarding Muslim persecution and harassment.