Wake up and stop the religious extremism, Sarawak pastor tells Putrajaya

Desmond Davidson

Association of Churches in Sarawak chairman Rev Justin Wan says the government must wake up and stop the creeping Islamisation of Malaysia. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, September 27, 2017.

THE Muslim-only launderette in Johor, the ban on wearing shorts in public in Kelantan, alleged video on Christianisation and not long ago, who had the right to use the word Allah. All these show one thing: Islamisation is slowly creeping into Malaysia.

This was the observation of the Association of Churches in Sarawak chairman Rev Justin Wan who said these incidents of religious intolerance and extremism in the peninsula will destroy the multiracial fabric of the country.

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  • The one that has to.wake up are Sarawakians and Sabahan. This Islamisation came out from medieval Middle East, the origin and center of Islam, only the masses can stop it, not narcissistic mediocre leaders in Malaysia.

    Posted 3 years ago by Bigjoe Lam

  • Rev. Justin Wan, your observation is correct. The federal government has been moving towards Islamisation of the country. In fact, it has switched to higher gear, and of the extremist type, as election approaches.
    Entrenching the fissures of race and religion has always been Umno’s core policy to preserve its electoral support. Now that its decadent rule under Najib has sunk to a level that has shaken the support of even its traditional electoral bedrock, it is now virtually in a panic mode of losing power, hence the phenomena of the recent spate of display of extremism, Taliban style. Obviously, Umno hopes to cling on to power through radicalising the Malay Muslim electorate.
    Such trend of religious and racial radicalisation will not stop even if Umno/BN wins the next election, since there is nothing in Najib’s leadership that suggests that it could reverse the downward trend of the country, and that means it will have to rely even more heavily on such tactics for its political survival.
    The irresistible conclusion is that we have no choice but to ensure Pakatan Harapan takes over federal power come next election, if we want to avoid catastrophic development ahead.

    Posted 3 years ago by Kim quek

  • Well spoken, Rev Wan. Time for the rest of the population of Sarawak and Sabah to speak up now to save-guard the nation from becoming Talibanized by the current UMNO government, in collusion with some members from PAS. If you cannot speak up, remember to vote out the BN government come GE14.

    Posted 3 years ago by Insightful Malaysian