A critical study on the establishment of interfaith commission from the legal perspective in Malaysia / Siti Khadijah Asma'on ...[et al.]

Asma'on, Siti Khadijah and Md Radzi, Nurul Hidayah and Md Yusop, Yusna Khadijah and Hamidi, Zulaika (2010) A critical study on the establishment of interfaith commission from the legal perspective in Malaysia / Siti Khadijah Asma'on ...[et al.]. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


In Malaysia, the importance of having a harmonious society is a vital component to maintain a stable country. This is due to the fact that Malaysia consists from society with various background, cultures, races and religions. Thus, tolerance and mutual understanding are needed among the society in order to create respect and to preserve peace and harmony. The establishment of the Interfaith Commission is closely related with religious and racial issues. Therefore there is a need to examine the establishment of the Commission from many aspects such as the concept of the Commission, the jurisdiction of powers and the extent of powers, so as to determine the legal as well as social impacts to the country. The establishment of the Interfaith Commission is a proposal initiated by the Bar Council and the National Rights Society (HAKAM) in order to settle any disputes or acts that constitute an infringement of religious freedom by means of mediation, negotiation and conciliation. The Commission will comprise of representatives from all religions to voice out their ideas and rights, to uphold its objective in promoting a better understanding between religious sects. Hence throughout the dialogue, it can resolve problems faced by the nation especially concerning their perspectives toward others' beliefs and faiths. The Interfaith Commission of Malaysia Bill 2005 had been passed to the Parliament for discussion, however it was never tabled and put on hold as the government was in the opinion that the issue was very sensitive and will create more interreligious problems. This project paper composed of in-depth study of the functions and powers of the Commission as provided in the Bill and also the consequences of the establishment of the Commission from legal and social contexts. Towards the end, this study will determine on whether or not the Interfaith Commission is relevant to be applied effectively in Malaysia.


Item Type: Student Project
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Asma'on, Siti Khadijah
Md Radzi, Nurul Hidayah
Md Yusop, Yusna Khadijah
Hamidi, Zulaika
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Abdul Rahman, Md Amin (Prof. Dr.)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Social psychology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform > Community development. Rural development > Malaysia
J Political Science > JS Local government. Municipal government > Local government
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor of Legal Studies (Hons)
Keywords: racial, religious, establishment
Date: October 2010
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/32039
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