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The state of religious expression in Malaysia


Mohd Sani, Mohd Azizuddin and Abdul Hamed Shah, Dian Diana (2011) The state of religious expression in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Management, Economics and Social Sciences (ICMESS'2011) , 23-24 December 2011, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Abstract

Great care is taken not to impinge on the religious sensitivities of various groups.Given the fact that Islam is the religion of the Federation, care is taken not to publish articles that cast a slur, intended or otherwise, on the religion or its adherents.All the media follow this policy.Thus, religious expression has always been monitored by the government in order to protect the racial harmony in multiracial-multicultural society in Malaysia.This protection is covered in the constitution and it can clearly be seen in practice in certain issues such as religious expression in the press, blasphemy, religious authority, inter-faith commission, and dress codes.Thus, Malaysia is restrictive in dealing with the issue of religious expression.It is quite controversial, even though the purpose is for political stability and security, because the state has been accused of restricting religious expression for regime security and political power.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by: Planetary Scientific Research Centre
Uncontrolled Keywords: religious freedom, religious expression, Malaysia, human rights, Islam
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd. Azizuddin Mohd Sani
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 02:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2013 02:57
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/8978

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