Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Constitutional Rights and Legislation Against Subversion, Action Prejudicial to Public Order


Freedom of Religion as enshrined in the Federal Constitution Article 11 is a right of every citizen but subject to the same Article 11 (4),

(4) State law and in respect of the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya,

federal law may control or restrict the propagation of any religious doctrine or belief among persons professing the religion of Islam.


Yet, those in the Christian community, who are taking an uncompromising and unbending position in the Allah and Alkitab issue, are advised to be mindful of Article 149,

Legislation against subversion, action prejudicial to public
order, etc.


149. (1) If an Act of Parliament recites that action has been taken
or threatened by any substantial body of persons, whether inside
or outside the Federation


Does this sound familiar?

(a) to cause, or to cause a substantial number of citizens to
fear, organized violence against persons or property; or

Acts of hidden hands

(b) to excite disaffection against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong
or any Government in the Federation or;

Is this what is intended, knowingly or otherwise?

(c) to promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different
races or other classes of the population likely to cause
violence;
or

(d) to procure the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means,
of anything by law established; or


(e) which is prejudicial to the maintenance or the functioning
of any supply or service to the public or any class of the
public in the Federation or any part thereof; or


With a stance that

(f) which is prejudicial to public order in, or the security of,
the Federation or any part thereof,

any provision of that law designed to stop or prevent that action
is valid
notwithstanding that it is inconsistent with any of the
provisions of Article 5, 9, 10 or 13, or would apart from this
Article be outside the legislative power of Parliament; and Article
79 shall not apply to a Bill for such an Act or any amendment to
such a Bill.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have been an ignorant Catholic bringing shame to Christianity. Does printing Bible in Malay having contravene any laws? Look deeper at the issues and then write lah!

Freddie Kevin said...

Anon 12.35,

Pray tell where in this post or anywhere else in my blog have I said that printing Bibles in Malay contravened any law?

If you can assert that I have done so when there is none to be found,
then you do not the wherewithal to say that I do not understand the "deeper issues".

Obviously you will not be able to grasp the thrust of my post or it's deeper significance.

I turn the other cheek and thank you for your comment.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks.