Brunei bans public Christmas celebrations

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  • Thursday, 8 Jan 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Oil-rich Brunei has banned public celebrations of Christmas for fear of Muslims being led astray, its religious affairs ministry said Thursday.

The ban, instituted after Christmas last month when local children and adults were seen wearing clothes “that resemble Santa Claus”, raises fresh concerns of further religious restrictions.

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