Asian Anglican Leader, Islamic Party President in Dispute Over Malaysian Missionaries

Malaysian Mosque Credit Firdaus Latif-compressed(The Malaysian Insider) The Bishop of the Anglican Church’s Kuching Diocese in Sarawak has joined in the furor over PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s remarks against Christian missionaries in Sarawak and Sabah.

Datuk Bolly Lapok, who is also the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Southeast Asia, said the Islamist party president was a “loose cannon” and a person of “no substance”, and who had no right to talk about Christians and Sarawak’s indigenous people, the Dayaks, in such a disparaging manner.

“With due respect to him as a one of the political leaders, Hadi (should) put all of his condemning words in a basket and throw it into our Sarawak river. He (is) plainly mischievous,” Bolly said of Hadi’s recent remarks that Christian missionaries spread their teachings in Africa and in Sabah and Sarawak after being rejected in the West.

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