Keep religion out of education system

Opinion  |  S Thayaparan
Published:  |  Modified:

“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”

― Thomas Paine

COMMENT | Lim Kit Siang in 2017, attempting to put a positive spin on the Islamisation process, said the DAP supports the Islamisation process in Malaysia if done through the Constitution.

He defined the Islamisation process as one that “promotes a nation-building process based on tolerance and mutual respect in a plural society, and not one which engenders bigotry, hatred and extremism.”

Has the Islamisation process, as defined by Lim, ever been this way? Is it this way under the Pakatan Harapan regime?

PAS central committee member Khairuddin Aman Razali (above), in welcoming a move by the Education Ministry to reject a proposal to teach non-Islamic religions in schools and universities, claimed that such a move could run foul of the constitution.

Citing the relevant statute, which essentially means the proselytisation of non-Islamic religions is a big no-no, the PAS central committee member instead put forward the idea that non-Muslim students should be taught Islam.

This is how politicians manipulate racial and religious issues for political gain or appeasement....

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