Posted on September 3rd, 2007 by Lilian • Filed under: Life and rants
Proses Pengislaman di Malaysia – Apakah ini cuma satu desas-desus atau ini adalah satu fakta yang kita harus sedar? Apakah kita patut terus hidup dalam serba ‘gua taktau’?
Folks, this is not meant as any instigation but the facts are out there in our media. The proposal to introduce Syariah Law to us who are not Muslims was published by the local papers the other day. More and more pressures are placed upon us who are non-Muslims. I am a Christian but MyKad said I am without religion. It is felt in our schools and unversities. Islam is a beautiful religion, promoting love, forgiveness and all that related to God. But when politics creep into it and laws are changed, then, it is time we come to this realisation.
Ahmad Fairuz, the chief justice, told an Islamic conference in Kuala Lumpur that 50 years of independence had failed to free Malaysia from the “clutches of colonialism”. Sharia law should be “infused” into the gaps created by abolishing common law, he said.
Malaysia’s non-Muslim Chinese and Indian communities, who form 40 per cent of the population, are alarmed at creeping Islamisation.
Abdul Badawi, the prime minister, this month joined other leaders for the first time in denying what the British-authored constitution has said for 50 years – that Malaysia is a secular state.
Sharia law already operates in some Malaysian states and is occasionally applied to non-Muslims, as in July when Islamic officials forcibly separated a Hindu-Muslim couple with six children after 21 years of marriage.
I have heard with my own ears many of these preachings about ‘the evils of colonialism’ from a certain place of worship and I do feel worried about it because it was told like there is no future in the country unless all, and I mean ALL, are in one faith.
What can we do about it? Vote. And pray. And keep peace.
And yeah, like my pic? I got a hair cut and was wearing my geeky spectacles so have to hide the face a bit. But I do feel like ‘Yo, yo, yo….’ in that oversized, yellow sweater.
(please keep your comments unbiased or I will delete it)