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Zaid: Malay Rulers in danger when Taliban run the country

 | October 16, 2017

Former minister warns that 'Talibans' don't recognise hereditary rulers.

Zaid-Ibrahim-TalibanPETALING JAYA: Former law minister Zaid Ibrahim today warned that the Malay Rulers could be in danger as “Talibans” do not recognise their position in the country.

In a series of tweets, he said: “Malay Rulers will be in danger when Talibans aided by the corrupt rule this country. Talibans don’t believe in hereditary rulers.

“Talibans are those who believe our constitution is haram, man-made, and who pronounce Malays who do not support them as kafirs.”

The DAP man then posed a question to Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties, tweeting: “Talibans don’t recognise non-Muslims as citizens, having equal rights. Do component members of BN understand this?

“Non-Muslims can live here by their grace and consent. They can have freedom, if permitted by the Taliban. BN components understand this?”

Zaid was likely addressing the “Talibanisation” of Malaysia seen in recent incidents that have dominated headlines in the country.

These include Muslim preacher Zamihan Mat Zin complaining in a video about the Johor Sultan’s criticism of a Muslims-only laundrette in Muar. In the same video, Zamihan had also described Chinese Malaysians as unclean.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki also made recent remarks in which he said the BN government would ensure that the country becomes an Islamic state.



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