Constitution must remain as founders intended


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  • Friday, 04 Jan 2019

WITH reference to an article in The Straits Times, Singapore, on Dec 29, 2018, entitled “Malay group Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma) wants Malaysia declared an ‘Islamic state’”, we in G25 are of the view that Sabahans will not accept Malay­sia being an Islamic state and we are quite sure Sarawakians will feel the same way. They have said the two states will leave the Fede­ra­tion if Malaysia becomes an Islamic state.

An Islamic state means an autocracy where religion dictates the laws of the country, with the council of ulama having the final authority on any legislation that the elected Parliament or the Cabinet wish to introduce. The ulama council can also veto those it feels are not Islamic enough to be in the government.

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