Friday, November 7, 2008

'Malay' Not Islam : Islam Practiced by Majority Malay

UMNO should not mislead public. Malay is a name of a race in Malaysia and cannot be identified with a religion. As far as I knew Islam also got nothing to do with the so called 'ketuanan melayu' dan special rights. Islam is a religion originated from Arab and practiced by many.

If this trend continues, one day Islam will be renamed as 'Malay' which I guess is prohibited in Islam. Besides banning Yoga, Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) should look into this matter and probably ban UMNO or anybody from identifying Islam with 'Malay' term.


vasantarao appalasamy said...

Islam practiced by majority Malays, but in Malaysia if he is a Malay, he must be Islam...

what a joke...


Satish said...

constitution says so man...wat 2 do

article 160 says that a malay is 'a person who professes the religion of Islam, habitually
speaks the Malay language, conforms to Malay custom and -
􀂃 (a) was before Merdeka Day born in the Federation or in
Singapore or born of parents one of whom was born in the
Federation or in Singapore, or is on that day domiciled in the
Federation or in Singapore; or
􀂃 (b) is the issue of such a person;

Vj said...

Constitution of Malaysia only aplicable in Malaysia. There is many Malays outside country who is not. Islam does not belong to one race. There is no copyright over religion.

Satish said...

i agree..i'm juz sayin dat its stupid 4 any constitution 2 define a race

Vj said...

Many things in constitution is outdated and not fit for a multiracial country like Malaysia.