Atheist Republic movement has no right to freedom of speech if its endeavour disrupts peace and harmony within religious communities in Malaysia, says Macsa.
The biologist says he is stunned by the claim that atheism contravenes the Federal Constitution.
Writer says freedom of religion simply means that no one has the right to question a person's beliefs, regardless of whether those beliefs conflict with their own.
DAP MP says it is not right to interpret the Federal Constitution’s provision that every person has the right to profess a religion as meaning that everyone must profess one.
Lawyer Art Harun says the provision for freedom of religion is not a requirement for Malaysians to profess a religion.
Freedom of religion includes freedom not to be part of any religion, and the state cannot compel every citizen to follow some religion, say an ex-judge and a lawyer.
Civil rights group says atheists just want to be left alone without having religious beliefs forced on them.
Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki says atheism has no place in the constitution.
The People's Daily in China takes to task officials who 'go to monasteries, pray to God and worship Buddha', saying communism is about atheism.
This is believed to be largely due to the influence of Malaysians who study in Saudi Arabia and, upon their return, introduce Salafist ideas into the nation’s administration.
Amanah communications director Khalid Samad says Muslims must be more open with interpretations of their faith.
Expert on Southeast Asia politics and security, says minister Shahidan Kassim's comment on atheists reflects growing intolerance within Malay community over religious matters.