Strenghtening the Muslim position at the Universal Periodic Review

Article 3(1) of the Malaysian Federal Constitution states that “Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation”. It has long been misconstrued as a mere official declaration. As a matter of fact, it designates Islam as the religion of the nation. It goes right to the heart of the federation, her raison detre. Continue reading

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Muslims Must Lead the Future

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

Inter-Religious Council: Have sincere intentions

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/articles/20100203003339/Article/index_html

I welcome Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin’s view that there is no need to set up an Interfaith Commission, (DPM: Solution may be found through dialogue, New Sunday Times, 31 Jan) Continue reading