Lest we forget
Lest we forget what the founding fathers and politicians said before...
Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra
First Malaysian Prime Minister
"I would like to make it clear that this country is not an Islamic state as
it is generally understood, we merely provided that Islam shall be the
official religion of the state"
Muhammad Suffian Hashim
First Malay Chief Justice
"Politics and religion cannot be combined together, and the implementation
of Islamic law in criminal and civil affairs (not including personal law) to
all people in the country is not suitable because Malaysia is a multiracial
Former Deputy Prime Minister
"The proponents of the imposition of Muslim laws or the establishment of an
Islamic state are confined to the periphery...(Southeast Asian Muslims)
prefer to concentrate on economic growth and eradication of poverty instead
of amputating the limbs of thieves"
Scholar / Politician
"(Islamisation is) concerned more with the symbols rather than the substance
of the religion, with what is peripheral rather than fundamental to Islam"
"Do not suppose the statements of the prophets to be true.
Men lived comfortably till they came and spoiled life.
The "sacred books" are only such a set of idle tales
as any age could have and indeed did actually produce."