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Monday, August 25, 2008

PERMATANG PAUH - Tainting Religion with Politics

People say religion and politics should not be mixed for it is indeed a most explosive combination.

That is one of the reasons why Malaysia has been relatively peaceful compared to other countries that achieved independence after World War 2.

The Malaysian constitution that created a secular state with Islam as the official religion was the guideline to steer the nation through the mine-field of race and religion.

However in recent years, some politicians have been playing up the race and religion cards and the race-religious factors can be stoked so easily.

In most countries, usually it is the smaller opposition parties that play on these sensitive topics but in Malaysia the ruling party, the BN seems to be the main culprit.

Just see how their latest ploy on Saiful's swearing on the Koran appears to have backfired.
malaysiakini has the story:
"Ustaz puts BN campaign in tatters"

We should keep religion out of politics or even those who practise a religion can be corrupted.
Photo: Iceberg calving, Alaska. If we mix religion with politics, a nation can break up.

1 comment:

Nostradamus said...

Malaysiakini Bloggers Headlines on 27 September 2008.

“Man of Honour” won Landslide Victory in P44 Permatang Pauh!

Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!

A defining moment in Malaysian History was achieved when DSAI won the by-election in Permatang Pauh yesterday with a landslide victory over his opponent just 3 days prior to Parliament presenting it’s 2009 Budget (29 August 2008) and 5 days prior to Malaysians celebrating it’s 51st Anniversary of Merdeka (Liberty Day) on 31st August 2008.

Sit tight for the next episode on 29 September 2008, the preview to 16 September 2008 when Malaysia celebrates “Freedom Day”.

More Prophesies at Nostradamus Quatrains on “Wag the Dog” and Nostradamus Quatrains on Malaysia.