Skip to comments.Malaysia considers switch to Islamic law
Posted on 08/31/2007 6:16:31 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
Hardline Islamic law could be introduced across Malaysia under reforms proposed by the country's chief justice.
As the nation in south-east Asia celebrated 50 years of independence from Britain yesterday, its government was preparing to discuss a plan that would revolutionise the legal system put in place by its former colonial administrators.
Prince Andrew looks on during a parade at the historic
Merdeka Square in downtown Kuala Lumpur
As Kuala Lumpur witnessed celebrations that included parades, fireworks and a fighter-jet fly-by attended by the Duke of York, the proposal pointed to the deep differences which locals say are poisoning social relations beyond the glitter and skyscrapers of Malaysia's modern capital city.
Ahmad Fairuz, the chief justice, told an Islamic conference in Kuala Lumpur that 50 years of independence had failed to free Malaysia from the "clutches of colonialism". Sharia law should be "infused" into the gaps created by abolishing common law, he said.
Malaysia's non-Muslim Chinese and Indian communities, who form 40 per cent of the population, are alarmed at creeping Islamisation.
Abdul Badawi, the prime minister, this month joined other leaders for the first time in denying what the British-authored constitution has said for 50 years - that Malaysia is a secular state.
Sharia law already operates in some Malaysian states and is occasionally applied to non-Muslims, as in July when Islamic officials forcibly separated a Hindu-Muslim couple with six children after 21 years of marriage.
The majority ethnic Malays are defined as Muslim by law and forbidden from converting.
Racial tensions are already high due to official discrimination in favour of Malays, who enjoy better employment opportunities, preferential loans and lower house prices.
Dr Mohd Hatta, of the Islamic Party, welcomed the latest proposal in principle, but said: "The chief justice should be enforcing laws, not making them."
Meanwhile, dissent is increasingly harshly repressed. Journalists and bloggers say they are tailed by police and their phones are tapped.
Dhimmis by dawn...just you watch. We're next on their list.
I got question what give them right to separate Hindu and Muslum couple after 21 year of marriage they bored six children that marriage SHUT F***K UP Islamicists
Well, the polite dictatorship (non-Muslim) that runs Singapore, will be spinning up its armed forces...they live in constant fear of the spectre of Islam surrounding their tiny country. Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.
God help the people that work for Agilent. Both here and there.
Great combo: Bumi Putras with Shiria Law. Have oil will travel.
Any Christians with a lick of sense had better GET THE HECK OUT as fast as possible.
The place is a lost cause, and needs to be nuked.
Another part of the world in which media FAILED once again to keep the American people informed of the Islamic crusades that were killing off the Christian and other infidel population and establishing Muhammadan barbarism. (Psst! France, you’re on deck!)
I got to have a very long conversation recently with a visiting Catholic Priest from Sri Lanka. He was talking about the way Muslims are infiltrating government there. They are building mosques everywhere and have put moratoriums on christian church building.
He was not a happy camper about it, in a cool calm way.
That is a real dumb move Malaisia..............bye bye....you are on the road to self destruction and defeat.
Im sure they found justification for it somewhere in their holy book of toilet paper.
because it's worked so well everywhere else it's been implemented.
Sounds like what is starting to happen here!
And pay the dhimmi tax, Jizya tax, and agree to be be treated worse than a dog. (And they don't treat dogs very well in Muhammadan countries) I bet they are sorry they gave up their personal firearms. ( thanks Brits) This will happen soon in the UK as well. Unarmed poulations are easy to subdue.