Jul 29, 2006

Malaysia no longer capable of setting an example and leading the Muslim world - Mahathir

Tun Mahathir voicing out his dissatisfaction with the current Government as the Chair of OIC.

Excerpt from MalaysiaKini
Dr M: Malaysia did nothing as OIC chair

Dr Mahathir Mohamad has now turned his attacks on his successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s passive leadership of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC).

“Our time as host and leader to the OIC is almost up. But unfortunately, during three years as leader, we didn’t do anything,” said Mahathir during a dinner in Kota Bharu last night.

He claimed the OIC under Malaysia’s leadership had been silent during the Prophet Mohammad caricature controversy earlier this year.

“Correctly, we should have initiated some action to defend the followers of Islam, because we have been entrusted with leading OIC,” he said.

Mahathir went on to allege that foreigners no longer deem Malaysia a modern Islamic country capable of setting an example and leading the Muslim world.

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1 comment:

mob1900 said...

I wonder how do Malaysia ever gets elected as OIC chair in the first place?

Is it because:
A. Our country is being 'Islamic'i.e. by defending/championing Islam as superior religion at the cost of other religions? If it is then, we're no longer a multicultural nation with 'diverse' beliefs or religion practise.
B. we continue to seggregate people and their rights based on their religions? Then we do not deserve to be 'exemplary' to other nations.
C. we used both federal and syariah law on Muslims in this country where there's too many encroaching and overlapping issues which are not resolved, yet.