Zaid: Don’t amend the constitution to divide it into two systems, “Malaysia is not a theocratic country”

Zaid: Don’t amend the constitution to divide it into two systems, “Malaysia is not a theocratic country”

(Petaling Jaya, 12th) Former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim reminded Muslims not to amend the Federal Constitution because once the country is split into two legal systems, the next generation will be disadvantaged. have a more serious impact on the country.

He posted on social media X yesterday that Malay Muslim leaders will tell people that our country needs more religious laws because they want the country to be divided.

“You have to tell them that our current Islamic law is not fully enforced. Why do we have to wait so many years for divorce? Why are alimony payments not enforced quickly? Why are there backlogs of cases in most Sharia courts? Why are the laws not different between states? Unification? Please answer.”

He said that if Muslim leaders truly care about the interests of the people, they should make the existing judicial system more viable and effective, such as making it more transparent in the collection and disbursement of zakah funds to various waqfs.

“But your leaders don’t have time for you, you need to work hard to get a good education and financial strength. It takes hard work to create funds to assist your business, they just do whatever they want.”

Commenting on the Federal Court’s ruling that 16 sections under the Kelantan Penal Code (I) 2019 were invalid, Zaid Ibrahim said it was expected that PAS and Bersatu were shocked and dismayed because they Opposition, but Umno is crazy to want to amend the constitution to give power to Sharia law.

He questioned Umno acting president Datuk Seri Mohd Hassan’s hope that the Islamic Development Council will explore constitutional amendments to strengthen the Islamic criminal law. Did Umno leaders not understand that our country has not been a country since 1957 before lawyer Nik Yilin raised the challenge? A theocratic state, but a civil law state?

“The reaction of our Malay politicians to the Nik Yilin case shows how little they have thought about the future of the country. They seem unable and unwilling to explain to the people that either we become a democracy governed by a set of civil laws like most countries country, or we become a theocracy like Afghanistan and Iran.”

Zaid Ibrahim said that if politicians want to maintain the status quo in Malaysia, they should defend the Federal Court’s ruling, but their current reactions are emotional and not based on reality.

“When the system breaks down, you (the people) will lose more than non-Muslims, economic power, freedom, education and culture will be compromised because there will no longer be freedom. Criminal laws will engulf you because they don’t like your morals . Your life will not be the same and Malaysia will be different beyond recognition.”

He pointed out that non-Muslims will not be immediately affected because they have their own schools, can go to private universities to study, and have their own non-halal shops; and when non-Muslims steal, their limbs will not be amputated, but this is not the case. Will last.

“However, many people may leave the country. They will not stay long in a country that cannot function. You can say they do whatever they want, but Malaysia is where it is today because of their industry and hard work.”

“Today you are already far behind non-Muslims, but instead of trying to improve and catch up, you are busy trying to tear apart the legal system. Please tell your leaders that the Muslim community has more pressing things to do.”


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