Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Islamic state, secular state or just a state of ambiguity?

An interesting article by Singapore Today newspaper's commentator in KL, Oon Yeoh - about Malaysia's religious turmoil.

I like this observation:

And while it's true that non-Muslims have freedom of religion and can lead very secular lifestyles, there's always the danger of the slippery slope.

That is probably why Bernard Dompok risked angering his UMNO colleagues by saying at a public forum: "I will not agree that we are an Islamic state." He understands full well that today's non-Muslim public will not accept ANY AMBIGUITY on this matter.

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