The call to abolish the Sedition Act 1948

The call to abolish the Sedition Act of 1948 seriously compromises inter-ethnic goodwill, respect for each other’s faith, and the unity and future well-being of our nation of Malaysia.

It may be true that a sense of insecurity prevails in the minds of our various communities. The existence of the so called “draconian” Sedition Act cannot, however, be blamed. Therefore, its abolishment will not bring about any improvement. Continue reading

National harmony law violates Rukunegara with nod to atheists

Originally reported here.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — The National Unity Consultative Council’s (NUCC) proposed anti-discrimination law contravenes the Rukunegara’s principle of belief in God by recognising atheism, a coalition of Muslim groups have said.

In a column in Malay newspaper Mingguan Malaysia today, MuslimUPRo chief Azril Mohd Amin noted that the NUCC’s National Harmony and Reconciliation Bill 2014 defined “religion” as “any religion and includes any belief or lack of a religious belief”, which he said would include atheists and the freedom to renounce a faith.

“This clearly contradicts the Rukunegara’s first principle, which is belief in God,” Azril wrote.

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