Preaching Islam to Orang Asli not against constitution, says Kelantan exco


There have been criticisms from various quarters that missionary work conducted by MAIK and JAHEAIK for the Orang Asli community was against human rights and religious freedom. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 25, 2019.

ISLAMIC missionary work conducted by Kelantan government departments and civil society groups, as well as the Kelantan Islamic Religious Department (MAIK), for the Orang Asli community in the state is not against the law, said state executive councillor Nasaruddin Daud.

He said that is because Islam is the official religion of the federation and provided under Article 3(1) of the federal constitution.

“Their missionary work cannot be questioned because it is not against the federal constitution. Those who are not happy with it should study and understand the provisions in the constitution before making any allegation,” he said.

Nasaruddin, who is the State Islamic Development, Dakwah, Information and Regional Relations Committee chairman, told reporters this at an Aidilfitri celebration hosted by the Kelantan Islamic Religious Department (JAHEAIK) here today.

He was commenting on views by various quarters that missionary work conducted by MAIK and JAHEAIK for the Orang Asli community was against human rights and religious freedom.

“The missionary work carried out by MAIK and JAHEAIK is only to expose the Orang Asli to Islam. It is not to force them to embrace the religion,” he said. – Bernama, June 25, 2019.


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  • Preaching Islam to the Orang Asli against their will is against the Constitution.

    Posted 4 years ago by Panchen Low · Reply

  • Oh yeah, we believe you. Expose them to Islam and then they lose their culture and identity. Leave them alone!

    Posted 4 years ago by Malaysia New hope · Reply

  • Oh yeah, we believe you. Expose them to Islam and then they lose their culture and identity. Leave them alone!

    Posted 4 years ago by Malaysia New hope · Reply

  • Grabbing the bodies of Orang Asli who are not Muslim and burying them according to Muslim rites is not just unconstitutional, but criminal as well.

    Posted 4 years ago by Arul Inthirarajah · Reply

  • Converting Orang Asli to Islam against their will is compulsion and this is very unIslamic.

    Posted 4 years ago by Rupert Lum · Reply

  • why cant u leave them alone

    Posted 4 years ago by Lan Lan · Reply