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ICC Note: The cross of Christ represents the power of God to the people of this Malaysian congregation (though it may be foolishness to others who would like to see it removed), and ICC applauds the decision of the congregation to raise its church cross again.  The cross as a symbol of the Christian faith, has become a point of contention in the battle for freedom of religious expression.

By Jennifer Gomez

05/29/2015 Malaysia (The Malaysian Insider)

The church in Taman Medan which removed its cross following a protest last month will return the Christian symbol to its place on its building soon, said the senior pastor of the church.

Rev Paul Packianathan of the Community of Praise Petaling Jaya Church told The Malaysian Insider that the church leadership has decided that the cross will be put up again and that the timing would depend on the availability of the contractor they have commissioned for the job.

He also said that nobody could deny the church its symbol of faith.

On April 19, a group of 50 Muslim residents from the Taman Medan community protested in front of the shoplot where the house of worship was located and demanded that the cross affixed to the building facade be taken down.

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