Tag Archives: Federal Constitutions of Malaysia

Has The Selangor MB Forgotten His 10 ‘Aku Janji’?

Malaysian Insider - Sultan Selangor gesa Herald Bible Melayu henti guna kalimah Allah

Malaysian Insider, Nov 14, 2013.

In the above article, Malaysian Insider reported that the Sultan of Selangor told the Herald and Malay Bible to stop using the word Allah as the translation of the word god.

NST reported that the Sultan of Selangor said:

“This is because ‘Kalimah Allah’ for the Muslims refers to the ‘One God’, prescribed in the Surah Al-Ikhlas (in the Al-Quran).
The people of Selangor, especially, must respect and adhere to the ‘muzakarah’ (decision) made by the National Fatwa Committee, Selangor Fatwa Committee, laws as well as the unanimous decision made by the Court of Appeal in the case involving the Home Minister and eight others versus the Titular Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur on Oct 14, 2013.”

On October 14, 2013, the Court of Appeal ruled unanimously against allowing the Catholic Church to use the word “Allah” in its weekly publication the Herald; Justice Datuk Seri Mohamed Apandi Ali said:

“It is our common finding that the usage of the name ‘Allah’ is not an integral part of the faith and practice of Christianity. From such finding, we find no reason why the respondent is so adamant to use the name ‘Allah’ in their weekly publication. Such usage, if allowed, will inevitably cause confusion within the community.”

What he said is true for Allah is not the name of Christian god and the translation of the word god to the Malay language is tuhan and not Allah; in fact a lot of Christians outside of Malaysia think that it is wrong to call Christian god as Allah.

But some Christians in Selangor do not respect the Sultan’s decree and the ruling made by the Court of Appeal and still want to call their god Allah.

Malaysian Insider - Kami akan terus guna kalimah Allah di gereja Selangor, kata paderi|Dec 27 2013
Malaysian Insider, Dec 27, 2013.

We must understand that as the head of state of Selangor, the Sultan of Selangor is also Selangor’s head of the religion of Islam; so it is the Sultan’s duty to protect Islam; and the Sultan has the rights to do so according the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.

And Article 11(4) of the Federal Constitution gives the Sultan Selangor the rights to control or restrict the propagation of any religious doctrine or belief among persons professing the religion of Islam in Selangor.

So to the Christians in Selangor, please respect the Sultan of Selangor as he is our head of state and please respect the laws of Malaysia.

I really hope Selangor’s Menteri Besar has not forgotten the 10 undertakings that he pledged to the Sultan of Selangor on May 14, 2013.

Photo from Jinggo Fotopages

Photo from Jinggo Fotopages

Is Islam Only The Official Religion of Malaysia?

It is sad when a citizen of a country does not know and understand the constitution of his or her own country; and it is even worst if it is the leaders who made the mistake.

So, is it true that Islam is ‘the official religion of Malaysia’ as what was claimed by the Malaysian opposition leaders?

Do they ever study the Federal Constitutions or are they being dishonest?

Article 3 (1) of the Malaysian Federal Constitutions says:

Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practiced in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation.

So it is a big lie to say that Islam is only the official religion of Malaysia because Islam is the religion of the Federation of Malaysia.

As Uncle Mahamad Naser bin Disa always says, if one has an official religion, that means the person also has other unofficial religions; making the person a Pluralist.

The oppositions leaders twist the fact to suit their agendas:

  1. PAS wants the Muslims to believe that Malaysia is a secular country; and that only PAS is fighting for Islam while UMNO leaders are against Islam and hate Islam more than its non Muslims allies.

  2. PKR says that Islam is only the official religion of Malaysia because they want Malaysia to become a Plural country.

  3. DAP agrees with PAS and PKR because DAP does not agree with most of the Federal Constitutions especially regarding Islam and Malay Rights.

I am tired of all these lies.

Malaysia is not a secular state because a secular state does not have a religion.

PAS and its allies always twist what Tun Saleh Abbas (former Lord President of the Federal Court of Malaysia) said during the case of Che’ Omar bin Che’ Soh VS Public Prosecutor to prove that Malaysia is a secular country.

Tun Saleh Abbas said Malaysia only uses secular rules but he never said that Malaysia is a secular country.

DAP always question about Islam and the Malay Rights and wants them to be abolished.

Have they forgotten that Malaysia was formed from various Islamic Malay states and later became the Federated Malay States.

Even the name of Malaysia comes from the word Malay which means the Malays.

The oppositions leaders sit and must study the Federal Constitutions and the social contract of Malaysia before making crazy statements and demands.

And nobody must question about the laws and constitutions of this country.