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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Byline: Jason Gerald John
MALACCA: The call for the country to have mosques run by Chinese Muslims for the community has given new hope to a Chinese Muslim association here.
The Malacca Tionghua Muslim Association had proposed such a mosque three years ago but the state government was not interested.
However, Perlis mufti Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin's proposal to state governments, particularly religious departments, to allow Chinese Muslims to build mosques and surau for their community has renewed hope for the association.
"I will submit a fresh proposal to the Malacca state government to cater …