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.
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.”
Do you think we could see a situation where the Malays would willingly and generously contribute towards the building of a church, temple or shrine?
This is the problem with the Malays in Malaysia. They think they are doing great but in actual fact, without help, they can’t do anything.
Hijabsta Ballet is proof that Malaysian Muslims do not want to understand the religion of Islam by discouraging intellectual discourse.
If I were a Malaysian of Indian descent right now, I’d be pissed off at what Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.
I went to a fully residential schools and I there really was no opportunity for me to interact with any other racial groups other than Malays.
The irony can be pretty amusing; if you look at the new Pakatan Harapan leadership, you’ll see long-time sworn enemies now standing together as friends.
If there was a boycott, the people who would directly suffer would be Malaysians themselves.
Shahnon Ahmad’s highly acclaimed novel adapted for the screen.