MALAYSIA: At the Crossroads
On 30 May 2007 Malaysia's Federal Court issued a ruling that makes Sharia Law (Islamic law) and not the Constitution the supreme law for Muslims in Malaysia. Thus Malaysia's Muslims can no longer access their constitutional right to religious liberty. Islamists have been greatly emboldened by the ruling. While Malaysia has been progressing economically, for several decades it has also been gradually Islamising and continued progress requires a degree of openness and liberty not found in Islam. Furthermore, growing Islamisation will escalate repression and persecution of non-Muslims - mostly Chinese and Indian Malaysians - which will lead to their emigration. This will make reform even more difficult and send Malaysia backwards. Malaysia is at the crossroads. Please pray for a merciful awakening.
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