KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 — Malaysia’s national policies will be exposed to intervention from “Jewish and Christian capitalists” if the government goes ahead with its proposal to repeal the Sedition Act 1948, Islamist group Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma) claimed today.
The group, whose leader will face trial under the colonial-era law next Monday, insisted that the Act must be kept and even strengthened with a provision that defends the sovereignty and position of Islam in the Federal Constitution.
“Firstly, its abolition will allow certain parties to debate core and conclusive issues which thus far cannot be challenged … It will give a serious and major implication involving the social contract and the structure of the country’s future,” Isma president Abdullah Zaik Abd Rahman said in a statement here.
…“If the abolition of the laws in the package happens in our country, we will see a widespread liberalisation without borders … It can expose the country to foreign intervention where the Jewish and Christian capitalists can decide and influence national policies…
h/t Iron Burka