The rights and privileges of non-Muslims citizens in Malaysia will not be infringed in efforts taken to meet objectives of Shariah law, said Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Najib said while the government wanted to ensure that more of its programs and policies were in accordance with Islamic laws, it was mindful of Malaysia’s diverse society, reported The Star/Asia News Network.
“Malaysians of different race, religion and culture have been living harmoniously for decades and the peace that we enjoy today will be fiercely guarded. We will not allow anyone or anything to disrupt this,” he said.
“Rest assured that whatever the government is doing, including having a Shariah index to gauge our practices, will not be against the federal constitution. Neither will it affect the lifestyle of non-Muslims. There is no need for them to be concerned,” he said.