Religious Harmony

Review Syariah Criminal Offences laws in Malaysia

By:

G25 Malaysia

Affiliations:

G25 Malaysia

Policy Code:

1B Religious Harmony

The Government needs to assert leadership and to appoint key leaders who will, in all fairness, champion tolerance, moderation, open and coherent engagements and discourse on the administration of Islamic laws in this country; and to ensure that justice is done to all segments of society. There is also the need for a review to ensure that the SCO laws are in accord with the Federal Constitution and human rights.

Setting up mediation commission or council at Federal and state level

By:

Badlishah Sham Baharin

Affiliations:

GBM/IKRAM

Policy Code:

1B Religious Harmony

At federal level may need to enact an Act such as Reconciliation Act to define the mediation commission and allow for enforcement of its decision
At state level may be in the form of a mediation council sanctioned by the State Exco which can deal with any incidents of racial or religious tension to prevent it from escalating into something violent. Besides acting as a prevention mechanism, this council can also educate the public on virtues of living in peace and harmony between different races and religion. It can be a mechanism to promote national unity.