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Religion, human rights and constitutional contract politics in Malaysia

Mohamad, Marzuki (2008) Religion, human rights and constitutional contract politics in Malaysia. Intellectual Discourse, 16 (2). pp. 155-186. ISSN 0128-4878

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The debate about human rights in Malaysia took a new turn in the early twenty-first century when it started to focus on the issue of religious freedom. The proponents of secular-liberal notion of religious freedom argued that religious and racial harmony would be better achieved if Malaysians of all races and religions enjoy absolute religious freedom, which includes the right to renounce Islam. However, the secular-liberal approach to religious freedom, contrary to the expectation of its proponents, accentuates religious and racial division in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3256/60016
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, religion, human rights, racial harmony, social contract
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Datuk Dr Marzuki Mohamad
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 19:10
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 10:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60016

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