Anas Zubedy: National unity must be No. 1 goal of all religious teachers


  • Nation
  • Friday, 21 Dec 2018

PETALING JAYA: Teachers should make their "medan dakwah" (proselytisation field) work about national unity, says moderation advocate Anas Zubedy (pic).

He said he hoped all Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and other religious teachers would make national unity the "proselytisation field" of their work in Malaysia.

"Our number one 'dakwah' as Malaysians is national unity," Anas tweeted on Friday (Dec 21).

He also called on teachers to make the aims of the Rukunegara the main proselytisation field in schools, attaching these national principles in his tweet.

The aims include fostering a democratic, just, liberal, progressive and united society.

Anas' tweets seemed to be in response to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, who had said religious teachers should make Sabah and Sarawak their medan dakwah (proselytisation field).

Dr Maszlee's remarks have been met with criticism from Sabah and Sarawak Christian and civil society groups, who felt that his statement was a form of Islamisation.

The minister has since claimed that his remarks were misconstrued, saying that "dakwah" did not necessarily mean to spread Islam but also meant being hardworking, having integrity, and fighting corruption.


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