Malaysia is not a secular state, Jamil Khir tells Parliament


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  • Monday, 16 Jun 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is not a secular state as historically, the country was established based on an Islamic Malay Sultanate government, with the Sultans being the head of Islam in their respective states.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said Article 3 of the Federal Constitution clearly states that Islam is the religion of the Federation; however, others are free to profess their religion of choice.

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