I will always celebrate Chinese New Year with vigour. I feel it is my responsibility to show to Malaysian society the true meaning of multiculturalism and respect.
It is important to note that four out of five of the judges that were sitting on the case were Malay Muslims.
Malays are, though indirectly and inadvertently, dictating the kind of environment in which the rest of society should be living in.
In Malaysia, where religious and racial friction is commonplace, cultivating social cohesion remains a great challenge.
There is a high possibility that Malaysia still trades with Israel or Israeli-linked organisations by proxy.
Everything is halal unless proven otherwise.
Those who can’t quite make the cut in more technical fields, whether due to financial constraints or a knowledge gap, will then be pushed to do other things, like religious studies.
With cases of the Malays and Muslims oppressing the non-Malays and non-Muslims, it is a wonder that there still is love for Muslims in Malaysia.
How would Jakim plan to spend next year’s budget allocation – it’s not like they’ve been contributing a whole lot to developments in religion, or even to society as a whole.
“If I were in a church and heard the word ‘Allah’ being used, I would probably feel very uncomfortable and disoriented.”
A religiously restrictive environment will only push people, including Muslims, away from Islam.