Religion has become a sensitive issue all over the world, especially when people get converted into another religion.
Everybody has the right to follow any religion they wish, but what happened on Friday at a mosque, where the prime minister led the process of an individual converting to Islam, is not proper. There are many ulama and Muslim religious leaders who can do the conversion process.
The prime minister, being the leader of all Malaysians, should have left it to the authorities or personnel in charge to do the procedure.
The question is, why did he get involved in the procedure? Was he not advised correctly by his advisers on the pros and cons of the effects on the Malaysian public? This is the first time a sitting prime minister has become involved in conversion proceedings.
Anwar Ibrahim should know he is the prime minister for all, and the non-Muslim Malaysians should not perceive it in a negative light, as political expediency for his political survival as he did not win the Malay votes during the last state election.
Should Malaysians interpret the action of the PMX as a subtle message that Malaysians should embrace Islam to be part of the majority population for their survival?
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