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This week Spiritual Outlook examines the call by Muslims in New Zealand for more flexibility  in observing religious holidays.

Muslims think they should be able to swap some  of the public holidays in this country for their own religious observances. The Federation of Islamic Associations  in New Zealand plans to take the matter up with government.

David Steemson finds out how members of other religious minorities in this country may feel about the idea. He discovers  that although Indonesia and Malaysia  are populous Muslim states, there, the sacred holidays observed by Muslim, Christian Hindu and Buddhist alike  all get official recognition.