Retired Malaysian judges have had a lot to say as of late. First, one says that he wants to kill off civil law and have only sharia used in Malaysia (and eventually the whole world). Now, another judge has come out and admitted what has always been true for Muslims, not just in Malaysia, but in all Muslim-run states:
Religous (sic) freedom does not apply to Muslims here, says retired judge
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 19 (Bernama) -- The concept of religous freedom does not apply to Muslims in the country, a retired high court judge told an international seminar here.
Datuk Faiza Tamby Chik said, as far as enacted law was concerned, it was clear that it was not easy for one to abandon the practices of the faith.
Citing the case of Lina Joy's renunciation of Islam, Faiza said the high court in its decision ruled that a Malay under Article 160(2) of the Federal Constitution remained in the Islamic faith until his or her dying days.
"The said Malay cannot renounce his or her religion through a deed poll and seek a declaration by virtue of Article 11 of the Federal Constitution," he said when delivering a working paper entitled, 'Malay and Islam in Malaysian Constitution' at the two-day International Seminar on Comparative Laws (ISCOM 2008) which ended today.
Speakers from universities in Sydney, Syria, the Philippines participated at the seminar which was organised by Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia whose speakers also took part.
Faiza is a distinguished Fellow in Faculty of Syariah and Law from the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia.
On the high court decision, he said the court also held that even if one was a non-Malay and embraced Islam and become a Muslim convert (mualaf) and later decided to leave the Islamic faith, he or she was still required to report and see the relevant State Islamic Authority which would decide on the renunciation of Islam.
The story comes from Bernama, the official taqiyya and whitewashing arm of the Malaysian government. Apparently they forgot to spell check their own headline.
So, it is now official, folks. The promises of religious freedom enshrined in the Malaysian constitution and the UN Declaration of Human Rights (of which Malaysia is a signatory) are worthless. Malays, your own government tells you that your lives do not belong to you.
There cannot be a more crystal clear example than this of how Islam enslaves and takes away the freedom of all who are unfortunate or foolish enough to be ensnared within its grasp.