“They shall have the freedom to manifest their religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teachings… Further, no one shall be subject to coercion which would impair his freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice”
Source: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/10/05/suhakam-defends-religious-freedom-as-ahmadis-face-threats/ | Robin Augustin
Suhakam chairman Razali Ismail’s statement comes in the wake of warnings by a group that they may take the law into their own hands if the authorities do not act against Ahmadiah followers in Selangor.
PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has defended religious freedom, amid reports that Ahmadiah followers in Selangor are facing threats.
In a statement to FMT, Suhakam chairman Razali Ismail said the commission’s stand was that everyone should have the freedom to adopt a religion or belief of their choice either individually or in a community, in public or in private.
“They shall have the freedom to manifest their religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teachings.”
He was commenting on reports that the small community of Ahmadiah followers in Kampung Nakhoda, Batu Caves, are living in fear following threats against their members at a press conference hosted by the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) last week.
“Further, no one shall be subject to coercion which would impair his freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice,” said Razali.
Ahmadiah is a Muslim sect originating from the Indian subcontinent. It was… read more at source.