Kairos Research Centre has decided to make available online – with free access – the full text of its legal handbook, Doing the Right Thing: A Practical Guide on Legal Matters for Churches in Malaysia.
In a statement on its website, Kairos said, “Our hope is that the book will help readers to gain confidence to defend their right to profess, practice and propagate their religion and to remain vigilant in defending their religious rights. Sales of the book has been brisk and we are down to the last few copies in our stock. Perhaps the positive reception of the book is an indication of a growing concern in the mind of the public sparked off by recent trends in legislation that have led to the erosion of religious freedom, and by a series of disputes involving Shariah and Civil law which has generated some tension. These events confirm our conviction that all Malaysians should be well-informed about matters pertaining to law and religion in our society.”
Suggestions that will help improve the book are welcomed and may be sent to (email): kairos (AT) streamyx (DOT) com. The revision will be supervised by an Editorial and Revision Committee, members of which will be announced later.