LETTER: Haniff Khatri Abdulla says any civil law opposed to Islamic law is null and void as Islam is the supreme religion of the country.
Haniff Khatri Abdulla, who is also the legal aide to former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said Islamic scriptures stated that when a parent converted to Islam, his or her child would automatically be a Muslim too if the child had yet to reach puberty.
This lawyer’s statement comes in the wake of former chief justice Ahmad Fairuz Abdul Halim’s interpretation of the Federal Constitution that any law which contradicted Islamic jurisprudence derived from the Quran and Sunnah was null and void.
HINDRAF is surprised that a former Chief Justice could come up with such idiotic view and we wonder how on earth he was appointed the Chief Justice in the first place.
Then we now have another lawyer who happens to be the lawyer of Mahathir Mohamad who says any laws that opposed Islamic law is null and void as Islam is the “supreme religion of the country”.
Since when did Islam become Supreme religion of the country? The original words in Article 4 of the Constitution which in itself is vague is now churned and twisted to suit the Islamist agenda of certain individuals. Even the British which drafted the word “ Islam is the religion of the federation” may not know what it means or should we challenge the Ultra Malay Muslims to seek clarification from the British what was meant by them?
60 years ago our country had this same provision and yet there was no talk about Islamic domination. But over the last 10 years there is sudden rise in islamisation. What is happening to this country?
So what are the politicians from both divide going to do about this distortion of the meaning of Article 4 of the Federal constitution? Will they remain silent for fear of losing Malay voters? Why is there a sudden rise in islamization of a secular Malaysia. Didn’t Tunku and the Rulers pre-independence make it clear that Malaya is a secular nation?
VOICE OF THE VOICELESS