I was very lucky to meet a lot of wonderful and friendly people from lots of medias such as AntaraPos, Utusan, Astro Awani, RTM, TV AlHijrah, Radio IKIM and others during the Seminar Mendaulatkan Islam Agama Negara which was held at Dewan Muktamar Pusat Islam on Saturday, January 5, 2012.
Here are some of the photos of them that my big sister Kashah and I snapped during the event:
(Please click the photos for bigger images)
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.”
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.
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.
Seminar Mendaulatkan Islam – Agama Negara (SEMAIAN)
Date: 5th January 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 morning – 5:30 evening
Location: Dewan Muktamar, Pusat Islam, Kuala Lumpur
Titles of papers to be presented during SEMAIAN:
Keynote Speech: Memartabatkan Islam Sebagai Agama Negara by Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim ( Former Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Malaysia)
Islam, Raja dan Melayu Sebagai Paksi Keutuhan Negara Berdasarkan Perlembagaan Persekutuan by Dato’ Mohd Noor Abdullah (Former Judge of Appeal Court of Malaysia)
Ancaman Terhadap Kedudukan Islam Agama Negara by Haji Mahamad Naser Disa (Bureau of Law, Federal Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council/ Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP))
Kedaulatan Islam Sebagai Agama Negara – Peranan Raja-Raja Melayu Berpaksi Perlembagaan Persekutuan by Associate Proffessor Dr. Shamrahayu Abdul Aziz (Lecture, Kulliyyah of Laws International Islamic University Malaysia/ Pensyarah, Kulliyyah Undang-undang Profesor Ahmad Ibrahim, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia)
Islam Agama Negara: Antara Tuntutan HAM Sejagat dan Kedaulatan Islam Dalam Perlembagaan by Azril Mohd Amin (Vice President, Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia (PPMM))