PM: Yes, we ARE an Islamic state
Aug 27, 07 7:35pm Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has today for the first time said that Malaysia was an Islamic state and not a secular state.Abdullah, in a parliamentary written reply, said that Malaysia was an Islamic state ruled by Islamic principles, and at the same time, was also a country that believed in Federal Constitution.
“Malaysia is an Islamic state, ruled based on Islam Hadhari which I have introduced,” he stressed.
This is a clear departure from his stand made earlier this month that Malaysia was neither ‘a secular nor a theocratic state’ without saying the country was an Islamic state.
This is not going to be a happy celebration for me and my family. 50th year of nothing. Sad.