Unconstitutional to control, restrict of non -muslim religion

Sarawakians find this statement distasteful and it is tantamount to a lack of mutual respect for other faiths as practised by other Malaysians, in particular Sarawak where the majority of the people are Christians,” said Ting.

Such an insensitive statement is definitely not welcome in Sarawak because it goes against the spirit of unity, harmony and freedom of religion that has been the norm in Sarawak all these years, even before the formation of Malaysia in 1963, he stressed.

“It is important to note and indeed we wish to highlight and stress that any proposal to enact law to restrict the development of non-Muslim religions in Sarawak must first get the consent from the Sarawak government because it affects the interest of Sarawak people for religious freedom, enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and the Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) Report.

“We would like to reiterate that SUPP strongly opposes the proposed drafting and introduction of the above four new shariah laws, including a bill on control and restrictions on the development of non-Muslim religions,” Ting added. 


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