At the recent Universal Periodic Review (UPR) session held in Geneva on 24th October 2013, it was clear that many Western countries were pressuring Malaysia to sign and ratify certain international human rights treaties; including the ones that allow for unbridled freedom of religion (such as Article 18 of ICCPR on freedom of religion). There were also calls from at least 5 countries for Malaysia to abolish her anti-sodomy laws (section 377A of the Penal Code and the various Shariah enactments); this eventually for allowing same-sex marriage. Indeed, Western countries are willing to go to the extent of overriding the sovereignty of nations in propagating ‘universal standards’ of human rights achievements.
In 1973, King Faisal woke the Muslims up to the Divine Gift of almost unlimited wealth. It seemed everything was possible, as the natural resources underneath their lands were suddenly discovered to be indispensable to sustaining the lifestyles of almost all the non-Muslims. By now, forty years later, things have changed. What happened? How did we lose that priceless future which Allah swt placed in our hands? Continue reading
This letter was published in the New Straits Times today.
Malaysia has managed to escape the ravages to governance that has now struck a number of Muslim countries, most lately in what is being called the “Arab Spring“. The problems being face are related to the western plunder of earth resources, such as oil and natural gas that are vital to maintaining the vaunted western “style of life”. Continue reading