Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Should we talk about it or should we pretend it's not there?

Malaysia spat erupts over curbing religious debate

"Government leaders insisted that Malaysia was not ready for freewheeling dialogues about religion that could undermine multicultural tolerance and social peace."

"Education Minister Hishammuddin Hussein urged Malaysians 'not to think that openness is an absolute right.'"

"Tony Pua, an opposition member of Parliament, said that if lawyers were 'not allowed to hold open discussions in relation to our constitution and its laws, then it makes a complete mockery of our legal system.'"

"Complete mockery of our legal system"? I've always wondered if our laws are there to protect the people and the country or just to show that Malaysia is not lawless... and there were countless times... I was convinced of the former...

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