Malays who do not display etiquette and are not God-fearing are the real threat to race and religion, says veteran newsman Datuk A Kadir Jasin.
In a Facebook post on Friday, Kadir said he had received a text message from a Johor state assemblyman, which claimed that the appointment of Tan Sri Richard Malanjum as Chief Justice of Malaysia was a “big challenge” to Muslims.
“He asked how he should respond to this challenge. I said we need to be good Muslims, so that we will not be dragged to court and judged by a non-Muslim,” he said.
Malanjum’s appointment had raised eyebrows among some groups which claimed that while it was not against the Federal Constitution, it was uncommon to have a Chief Justice who was not a Malay or a Muslim.
Kadir also pointed out that the judge in former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s court case had been Muslim, but it was later discovered that he was the brother of an Umno assemblyman.
“The court should have been told about this. What good is a Muslim if he is not a believer?
“Please open up our intellectual vista as is enjoined by our religion,” he said.
He also said a Malay person should be of good character, polite and faithful in the practice of his faith.
“Those destroying Malays and Islam are not people like Richard Malanjum, but Malays with no etiquette and Muslims who are not believers,” he said.
– The Star