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Islam and the 1 Malaysia concepts

Mohamad, Nor Asiah (2010) Islam and the 1 Malaysia concepts. In: Seminar Kebangsaan 1Malaysia : 1Malaysia, realiti bersama, 1-2 November 2010, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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The misunderstanding about the position of Islam as the religion of the Federation of Malaysia continues. Some perceive the provision under article 3 of the Federal Constitution as putting Islam as the official religion of the country while others addressing the permission to practice other religions as providing equal rights to other religions as much as it is allocated for Islam. This paper promotes that 1 Malaysia implies that as the Federal Constitution has clearly defined that Malaysia declares Islam as the religion of the Federation, as such, the position of Islam in higher than other religions. In this respect, this paper traces the aspects of which the government is entrusted to provide and argues that the government is not burdened with a duty to ensure equality of rights and treatment in all aspects concerning religion to others. Thus, the assurance that other religions may be practiced is a permission allowing the non Muslim to embrace their religions without putting a responsibility on the government to ensure equal rights are provided. This paper looks at the meaning and spirit of Article 3 of the Federal Constitution and the rights and duties assigned to the Yang Di Pertuan Agong to protect the position of Islam as the religion of the Federation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 781/25278
Uncontrolled Keywords: religion, Islam, Federal Constitution, Yang Di Pertuan Agong
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Nor Asiah Mohamad
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 08:57
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2015 07:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/25278

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