I am hopeful that things will change when it comes to Jakim and Islamic affairs in the country. However, the residual trauma of decades under such archaic decisions has made me sceptical.
Everything is halal unless proven otherwise.
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.
It’s democratisation of religious interpretation, I guess, and we will never have to face the burden of thinking for ourselves.
I am disgusted to think that Malaysians have been regularly eating dogs all this while without knowing it.
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