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Islam dalam perlembagaan Malaysia: Kewajarannya berdasarkan faktor kesultanan Melayu

Megat Latif, Hairuddin and Abdullah, Che Asiah (2008) Islam dalam perlembagaan Malaysia: Kewajarannya berdasarkan faktor kesultanan Melayu. REKAYASA – Journal of Ethics, Legal and Governance, 4. pp. 1-12. ISSN 1823-7169

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The Malay Sultanate and its close relationship with Islam clearly reflect the continuity and historical events which began with the Malacca Malay Sultanate. With the collapse of the Malacca Malay Sultanate, the Malay Sultans still maintained its traditions until today.In fact, all constitutions of the Malay States clearly stated that, only adescendent of the ruler has the right to be proclaimed as a Sultan if he is a Muslim.If separated both of them will be weak.The study of history of any countries in the world would show that the official religion of that particular country would follow that of its ruler or country.In England, Christian became its official religion by virtue of the rulers being Christian.In addition, in Thailand, t he official religion is Buddha because its rulers are Buddha.There is no official religion in China because the heads of the state has no religion.Similar case applies to Russia as it has no official religion. Hence, it is appropriate that Islam is declared in the Federal Constitutions as the official religion of the Federation (Malaysia) because the Malay sultans are Muslim and that the Constitution itself uplifts the Malay Sultanate.Therefore, Reid’s Commission which proclaimed Islam as the Federation’s official religion has made the right decision.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malay States, traditions, declared, Reid Commission
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Haji Hairuddin Megat Latif
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2014 08:01
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2020 06:43
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11932

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