Is Malaysia An Islamic Nation? Part 7 of 7

I admit that this topic has been the subject of intense debate in the social media. Let’s examine the clues to the perplexing question.

(I) The Head of the nine Malay States are Muslim Rulers.

(II) The majority of the citizens of Malaysia are Muslims.

(III) The official religion of Malaysia’s Constitution is ISLAM.

(IV) The Supreme King, The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) is Muslim.

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My Humble Opinion

This is my personal opinion that as at 31st August 1957, our Independence Day.

* The Malay Rulers had ceded only the civil administration of the Government;

* The Malay Rulers have fully retained their responsibilities as the Head of ISLAM, which is the official religion of Malaysia.

* Based on the above (I), (II), (III) and (IV), I am fully convinced that Malaysia is an Islamic nation.

* Muslims have the inalienable right to be governed by Islamic laws and such laws like RUU355 does not apply to non-Muslims.

Islam in Malaysia is represented by the Shafi’i version of SUNNI theology and jurispudence. In layman’s term, this is a moderate and progressive form of ISLAM endorsed by the Malay Rulers.

I am also grateful that non-Muslims in Malaysia are accorded the freedom of faith and worship. Hence, all other religions and its adherents must grant Islam the rightful place of esteem and respect.

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Final Message

We are well aware that politicians in Malaysia face a huge perception of mega corruption. There has been social talk that if the current civil government falls in GE14, hence ISLAM will also fall. This is absolutely nonsense.

Our Malay Sultans and The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong is the strong bastion and defender of ISLAM. The position of the Malay Rulers and the preeminence of ISLAM is enshrined immutable in our Constitution.

Malaysia must not sink in the sea of corruption. We must break away from the past. Without our corrupt politicians.

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We Ask Hadi To Fulfill His Promises

I, Moses Wong representing Malaysians, makes a sincere invitation to PAS President YB Datuk Seri Hadi Awang after hearing his speech here.

We hope that you – as an eminent PAS leader – will deliver on your promises made in your speech to all Malaysians of different religions.

This is to give an explanation of Act 355 and various questions about the type of Islam as advocated by your party PAS.

Your open attitude will be most welcomed especially in the period of these 3 months. At which time, Parliament will resume in July 2017.

So the said questions will be displayed in this blog AWAKENING9. Thank you.

Hadi Must Fulfill His Promise

Translation Of Hadi’s Speech
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< “Why postpone the Parliamentary debate? The Speaker closed the session, the debate in the next Parliament session (in 3 months time). Why? Because we want to give an opportunity to non-Muslims.

We are ready to attend (any event), which is set … not for debate, not for disputation. I am ready to give explanation to them. Isha-Allah. This is for the non-Muslims.

< Hadi speaks in Terengganu dialect. Transcript cannot be made here due to lack of clarity. Referring to Muslims. >

WE WILL ENGAGE THE NON-MUSLIMS ONLY. I said in Parliament that day. We (the Malays) consider the non-Muslims as our brothers in the community. The Chinese, the Indians who are non-Muslims, they are our brothers … our friends.

* WE HAVE AN OPEN HEART TO GO ANY WHERE, AT ANYTIME SOON … TO GIVE EXPLANATION TO THEM. INSYA-ALLAH. IN THESE 3 MONTHS, WE HAVE MORE SPACE TO EXPLAIN.

And finally, I would very much like to thank all gathered here, who are present on this night, those providing support … those from PAS, from UMNO, from NGOs, from the Judiciary, the Attorney General’s Chambers, lawyers,

* THE JUDGES WHO MADE PRESS STATEMENTS IN NEWSPAPERS INCLUDING THE WRITING,

including those giving cooperation for uplifting the Bill 355. May Allah reward all of you. We hope that Act 355 will unite the Muslims …

This is the concluding wisdom. Now, we know who the enemies of Islam, who are the friends of Muslims.” >

Sila Hadi Mempertunaikan Janjimu

Saya yang bernama Moses Wong mewakili rakyat Malaysia membuat satu jemputan ikhlas kepada Presiden PAS YB Datuk Seri Hadi Awang setelah mendengar ucapannya disini.

Semoga beliau sebagai pemimpin PAS akan menunaikan janji-janjinya dalam ucapannya kepada semua rakyat Malaysia yang pelbagai agama.

Ini adalah untuk memberi penjelasan mengenai Akta 355 dan pelbagai soalan mengenai jenis Islam yang diperjuangkan oleh parti PAS.

Sikap yang terbuka beliau dialu-alukan terutamanya dalam tempuh 3 bulan ini. Setakat itu, persidangan Parliament akan bermula semula pada Julai 2017.

Maka soalan-soalan tersebut akan dipamirkan dalam blog ini AWAKENING9. Terima kasih.

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Catatan Ucapan Hadi

< “Mengapa ditangguhkan perbahasan? Speaker terus tutup, perbahasan di sidang yang akan datang (tempuh 3 bulan lagi). Mengapa? Kerana hendak memberi peluang kepada orang bukan Islam.

Kita bersedia untuk hadir mana-mana (jemputan) yang diatur… bukan ajak debat, bukan ajak bahas. Bersedia untuk memberi penjelasan kepada mereka. Isya-Allah. Ini orang bukan Islam.

< Hadi bercakap dalam logat Trengganu. Catatan tidak dapat dibuat disini kerana tidak jelas. Rujukan Hadi mengenai orang Islam. >

Kita ambik orang bukan Islam sahaja. Saya sebut dalam Parliamen hari itu. Kita (orang Melayu) menganggap orang bukan Islam adalah saudara kita dalam masyarakat. Orang Cina, orang India yang bukan Islam adalah saudara
kita… sahabat kita.

* KITA PUNYA SIKAP YANG TERBUKA UNTUK PERGI BILA-BILA MASA SAHAJA… UNTUK BERI PENJELASAN KEPADA MEREKA. INSYA-ALLAH. DALAM 3 BULAN INI, KITA ADA RUANG LAGI UNTUK MEMBERI PENJELASAN.

Dan akhirnya, saya mengucapkan banyak-banyak terima kasih kepada semua yang berhimpun, yang hadir pada malam ini, yang memberi sokongan… ada dari PAS, dari UMNO, daripada NGO, daripada Jabatan Kehakiman, Jabatan Peguam Negara, peguam-peguam,

* HAKIM-HAKIM YANG MEMBUAT KENYATAAN DALAM SURAT KHABAR TERMASUK YANG MENULIS,

termasuk yang beri kerjasama untuk kita angkatkan 355 ini. Mudah-mudah Allah memberi pahala kepada semua. Kita harap supaya 355 dapat menyatukan umat Islam…

Hikmatnya, kita tahu siapa musuh Islam, siapa kawan orang Islam.” >

Congratulations Hadi For Tabling RUU355

Opposition Islamist Leader/ PAS President Hadi Awang was successful in tabling a private member bill in the Malaysian Parliament on Thurday, 6th April 2017.

This was a day full of ironic moments. Political analysts will be busy deciphering for hidden insights.

1. This was the first time that the current Parliament Speaker Pandikar Amin (BN) allowed a private member bill. He is from the same party UMNO as is Malaysia PM Najib Razak.

2. The opposition-sponsored Islamic bill was tabled followed by speeches from PAS President Hadi Awang and PAS Secretary General Takiyuddin Hassan.

3. NO DEBATES BY MPS WERE ALLOWED. NO VOTING EITHER. After which, the Speaker adjourned the Parliamentary sitting until 24th July 2017.

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4. This use (or abuse) of power was unprecedented by the Speaker. No prior notice was given to the opposition law-makers or Members of Parliament. The Speaker insisted that he was no bloody fool.

5. Incidentally, the ruling coalition (BN) lost the popular vote but won the last general elections (GE13). GE14 should be due in another 12 months.

6. BN’s previous election platform was “diversity” in a multi-religious populace – with “Moderate Islam” as a leadership anchor.

7. The Islamic Bill RUU355 proposes harsh punishments like 100 lashes of the cane and 30 years imprisonment. However, not all offences are clearly defined. Some critics say it is akin to being a blank cek/ cheque.

8. Concerned citizens should now be asking – is Malaysia still anchored on “Moderate Islam” or “Wasathiyah”? Can we expect our politicians to keep election promises in Malaysia?

9. Umno is seen as the dominant partner in the multi-religious ruling coalition. Is Umno abandoning its traditional allies to flirt with opposition Islamist PAS?

10. Malaysia is moving into uncharted and perilous waters. A dark storm is  surely looming ahead.

 

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