Malaysian magazine regrets hurting Christians

Kuala Lumpur, March 7 (IANS) Malaysian magazine Al-Islam has apologised for “unintentionally hurting the feelings of Christians, particularly Catholics” in a special report last year.

A three-paragraph apology posted on its website said the report was to investigate allegations of apostasy. It said the actions of its reporters who attended a Catholic congregation posing as Christians “were never intended to deride the Christian faith, let alone desecrate their house of worship”.

“The two reporters involved also tendered their apology for not realising that what they have done in the course of their assignment has offended the feelings of Christians,” The Star newspaper reported Sunday.