Did thousands of Chinese citizens adopt Hinduism in Malaysia?

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Claim

Day before yesterday 2500 and today again 4000 Chinese citizens adopted Hindu religion in Malaysia. The world towards truth.

🚩 Jai Shri Ram 🚩

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Explanation

A post claiming that thousands of Chinese citizens converted themselves to Hinduism in Malaysia is shared widely on social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook. Some of the posts are seen with an image of people performing Hindu rituals and are shared with the same claim that they have converted to Hinduism. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here. The screengrab of posts shared with such a claim on Facebook is shown below.

The post in Hindi reads as “मलेशिया मे परसो 2500 ओर आज फ़िर 4000 चीनी नागरिकों ने हिंदु धर्म अपनाया.दुनिया सत्यकी ओर🚩जय् श्री राम 🚩”.

What is the truth?

When reverse-searching the viral image and searching with relevant keywords we found that the image is not a recent one and is not related to the conversion of Chinese to Hinduism in Malaysia.

A Facebook post by Dilip Raval in the Facebook group ‘Healthy thinkers of Bharat’ on 2, April 2019 is found carrying the viral image with the caption “Chinese Hindu Community in the Melaka State of Malaysia. I have seen first Hindu of Chinese roots !! Saw this on fb n could not resist sharing!”

A Facebook page ‘International Hindu Concern’ posted a set of images on 4, April 2019 mentioning ‘Chinese Hindus in Malaysia’.

The viral image is also found among a set of photos posted by a Twitter user TRV Thiyagu on 8, April 2019 with the caption ‘Chinese Hindu community in the Melaka State of Malaysia’.

Another tweet thread by a Twitter user with the username ‘anthraxxx781’ is found with multiple photos and videos of Chinese Hindu devotees in Melaka in Malaysia. And these are not recent visuals but are old.

It is also to be noted that the share of Hindu Malaysian population has dropped from 6.3% in 2010 to 6.1% in 2020.

When searching to find if there is any piece of news about thousands of Chinese citizens converted to Hinduism in Malaysia, it is found that no such news is reported by any media channels.

Conclusion

It is found that the claim stating the conversion of thousands of Chinese citizens to Hinduism in Malaysia is false. The photo is not recent but old and the people in the image are Chinese Hindu devotees in Malaysia.

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