Seminar Mendaulatkan Islam Agama Negara

6 01 2013

Yesterday, I attended the ‘Seminar Mendaulatkan Islam Agama Negara’ organised by Pertubuhan Muafakat Sejahtera Masyarakat Malaysia (MUAFAKAT) and co-organised by Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM).

There were more than one thousand participants who attended the seminar which was held at the Dewan Muktamar, Pusat Islam, Kuala Lumpur.

It is a very important event because the speakers taught us a lot of important facts about Islam as the religion of Malaysia as written in the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.

The President of Dewan Negara, H. E. Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang officiated the seminar.

The keynote speech was delivered by YABhg. Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim, who is the former Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Malaysia.

I think that the most important fact that was explained during the seminar was about the Article 3 (1) of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, which says that, “Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation.”

A lot of people do not understand the Article 3 (1) and say that, “Islam is the official religion of Malaysia.”

(Please read, ‘Is Malaysia A Secular State?’)

Islam is not only the official religion but Islam is the religion of Malaysia and there is a big different between the religion of Malaysia and the official religion Malaysia.

If Islam is only the official religion, Malaysia could have has other unofficial religions; which means that this country believes in Pluralism of Religion.

This is wrong because Malaysia has only one religion which is Islam, while other religions can be practiced peacefully in this country. 

So leaders, politicians and all of the Malaysian citizens must understand and respect this fact; for as Malaysians we must protect the Federal Constitution.

I hope that the opposition will stop twisting the Article 3 (1) and stop making demands against the Federal Constitution such as IFC.

(Please read, Ngeh Tweeted, “Malays Has Freedom To Choose Religion”)

I am very proud to be one of the secretariat members of the event and having the chance to talk to YABhg. Tun Ahmad Fairuz and his wife, Uncle YB Dato’ Zulkifli Noordin, Uncle Dr. Sidek Baba, Uncle Azril Mohd. Amin, Dato’ Rahmah Abdul Hamid (who is Khairy Jamaluddin’s mother), Uncle Dato’ Mustapha Ma from MACMA and a lot of other wonderful people who love our country and fight to protect Islam and the Malaysian Contitution.

I also met a lot of wonderful people from the press, for example Uncle Ansari from Astro Awani and lots of uncles and aunties from AntaraPos, Utusan and other medias.

Uncle Ansari (L) and I (C) together with an Astro Awani reporter (R).

This photo was sent to me by Uncle Ansari. Uncle Ansari (L) and I (C) together with an Astro Awani reporter (R).

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