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Freddie Hayward

Asia Focus's intern

Freddie Hayward is Asia Focus's intern.

Freddie Hayward
4 Sep 2017

Nothing 'moderate' about Malaysia

Last month, the Malaysian chapter of the group Atheist Republic posted a photo of its annual social gathering. The caption read: "Atheists from all walks of life came to meet one another … each sharing their stories and forming new friendships that hopefully last a lifetime! We rock!" What seemed like a harmless meeting of like-minded people quickly turned into a national controversy.

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