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.”
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.