Is Malaysia an Islamic Country?

Art Harun

Article 3 of the Federal Constitution says Islam shall be the religion of the Federation. That is all. Despite that, for whatever reason, many claim that Malaysia is actually an Islamic country, whatever that may mean. Documents available from our historical archives however say otherwise.

History shows that the insertion of a provision that Islam is the religion of the Federation does not negate from the fact that Malaysia is a secular country. It wasn’t intended to negate from that fact.

The record has to be put straight.