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Malay must be Muslim? Not in Indonesia and Philippines

Under Malaysia constitution only, Malay is defined as a person embraces Islam, speaks Malay and practices Malay customs.

Legally speaking, a Malay can denounce Islam if he/she chooses to be a non-Malay because race is not mentioned in Article 160. Maybe he/she can still keep the special rights as a non-Muslim pribumi in East Malaysia.

In my opinion, Lina’s case was rejected by UMNO’s supreme court on political reason, not because of legal reason.

The biggest Muslim country in the world, Indonesia allows its Muslims to convert to any religion they wanted provided his/her life partner is with same religion.

Do you see Muslim population percentage in Indonesia decreasing under the open and free religion policy?

The answer is NO.

Indonesia is earning more respects from the world on its freedom in religion who do not need the legal protection to keep a religion afloat.

Nurul: I never condoned apostasy
G Vinod | November 5, 2012

The PKR vice president says that a Muslim must adhere to the syariah code, similar to the rule that Malaysians must adhere to the provisions of the Federal Constitution.

PETALING JAYA: PKR vice president Nurul Izzah Anwar today denied voicing support for Muslims to leave their religion as reported by the media several days ago.

“Once you become a Muslim, you are bound to the Islamic principles enshrined under the syariah code, just like Malaysians are bound to the provisions of the Federal Constitution,” she said in a statement today.

Two days ago, Nurul was reported as saying that religious freedom should be accorded to everyone, including the Malays, in a forum titled “Islamic state? Which vision? Whose responsibility.”

“How can anyone say (freedom of religion) only apply to the non-Muslims, it has to be applied equally.

“In Quran, there is no specific term to the Malay as how it should be done,”she was reported as saying when asked on whether Malays should be allowed religious freedom.

Nurul, who is also Lembah Pantai MP, said that she was merely quoting a verse from Surah al-Baqarah of the al-Quran which guarantees religious freedom to all mankind.

“And I also mentioned that I support education process to Muslims for them to better understand their religion and strengthen their faith to Islam,” she said.

Nurul criticised certain quarters who tried to portray her as being apostasy-friendly with her statement at the forum.

“I regret the fact that some people had tried to spin my words by saying I’m dismissive on matters of faith and I can easily accept apostasy,” she said.

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Farid says:

As a mark of respect for no entertainment, Rais should instruct all TV stations to close for that day since people can get entertained at home?

Anand says:

Hello nkkhoo

Is Johor now an Islamic state?
Why no entertainment outlets like cinema and karaoke lounge are allowed to operate on the eve of Awal Muharam (after 7pm) and on the day of Awal Muharam this year?

Is Johor Umno going to implement hudud?

nkkhoo says:

The ban on entertainment outlets on the eve and the day of Awal Muharam and Sultan Birthday was implemented many years ago.

I have asked MCA Johor to answer which state in Malaysia is more Islamic? Insofar, no answer from MCA Johor.

Wai Kin says:

Bollywood superstar Shah Ruth Khan (a Datuk in Melacca) is a Muslim but has a Hindu wife.

That’s why ABIM wanted to ban his movie ‘My Name Is Khan’ which was controversially shown on TV3 during Hari Raya Haji recently.
In the movie Datuk Shah also married a Hindu lady.

nkkhoo says:

The donkeys think they are true Muslims. Islam image is bad to local Chinese because of the donkeys.