In The Star yesterday, Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz seemed to suggest that popularity has greater importance than individual rights:

Replying to Karpal Singh’s (DAP – Bukit Gelugor) query on why a decision had yet to be reached in the Lina Joy case, Nazri said:

“The decision is difficult to make as it is very sensitive and we have to consider the consequences. Even if it is made in the right decree, the acceptance may be difficult,” he said at the Dewan Rakyat when winding up the debate on the motion of thanks on the royal address. [Commission to study religious-sensitive cases. The Star. April 11 2007]

In Malaysia, your religion is determined by the mob.

5 Responses to “[1173] Of court rulling must be popular?”

  1. on 12 Apr 2007 at 13:48 menj

    And in your delusional world, everyone is free to apostatise and Islam is just “another religion”. So why don’t you just apostatise?

    - MENJ

  2. on 12 Apr 2007 at 14:02 moo_t

    Menj, you are pathetic.

  3. on 12 Apr 2007 at 14:07 Hafiz

    Heh menj, and in your delusional world, god speaks through you.

    Regardless, what religion I embrace is none of your business. Your insecurity of your own religion is unnecessary.

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