Tuesday, July 17, 2007

This Kinda Statements Scares Lulu

M'sia Not Secular State, Says Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Tuesday Malaysia is not a secular state but an Islamic nation with its own interpretation.He said the country had never been affiliated to secularism but was always driven by the fundamentals of Islam as it is clearly stated in the constitution that Islam is the official religion."Islam is the official religion and we are an Islamic state. But as an Islamic state, it does not mean that we don't respect the non-Muslims. The Muslims and the non-Muslims have their own rights (in this country)," he told reporters after officiating the "International Conference on the Role of Islamic States in a Globalised World" on behalf of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at a hotel here.

an Islamic state with its own interpretation
that's scary

updated [after Lulu got over the "this is scary" and can think clearer]
I've checked with the constitution,
Article 3
• (1) Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation.

yup. it does not have the "and we are an Islamic state" portion.

But
bearing in mind Article 160(B)
Article 160B of the Federal Constitution reads :
“Where this Constitution has been translated into the national language, the Yang DiPertuan Agung may prescribe such national language text to be authoritative, and thereafter if there is any conflict or discrepancy between such national language text and the English language text of this Constitution, the national language text SHALL PREVAIL over the English language text”.
it makes Lulu wonder how Article 3(1) is being "translated". WOuld it bear the same as the English text?

8 comments:

kittykat46 said...

Sounds a lot like Iran

Anonymous said...

Looks like Najib is joining PAS
http://ditesh.gathani.org/blog/2007/03/12/pas-says-accept-islamic-state/
We want to live in peace with people from all religions. We want to practise our culture and religion without any imposition. We want to have kids and offer them the very same freedoms we have enjoyed. We want to put bread on our table without having to worry about rent seeking and corrupt behaviour. We want grow old with the satisfaction of having have led a good life.

No Islamic state offers this today and we will not risk our lives and our futures in experimenting setting up such a state in Malaysia when overwhelming evidence points out that such a state will fail in providing us the basic rights of pursuing liberty and happiness.

BobSam said...

Simple, he is loosing the Malay votes. So like 97, whilst at the TPCA stadium, he is trying to drum up support.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, believing in them is like hiring a serial rapist as a coach for your netball team.

These kind of politicians exist in every part of the world...

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed." –Sen. Barack Obama, on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people

Joshua said...

Great that u pointed out Article 160(B) that effectively gives the 'translation' into BM the right to change the constitution. Is this sort of "reverse overwrite" prevalent in our "Constitution"? Scary...

Anonymous said...

Once the FIL goes, the SIL will also be kaput. An excellent example was the case of Wang Hung-wen, who was dumped the moment Mao died.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/printout/0,8816,907891,00.html

Anonymous said...

Nepotism is in the blood of the ruling elites. The dunno PM practises that in more than one ways since ages ago in different forms.

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha......DPM said Malaysia is an islamic nation. So MCA and the gang of the nation WILL be celebrating 50 years of ismaic State?? So Liow Tiong Lai based on his response, and all the MCA younger generation of leaders on this note, will join in the celebrations. UMNO+MCA=Islamic state