Fear Not Amendments to/Repeal of the Sedition Act
In his speech at the National Ummah Unity Convention, held on the 25th of August 2019 at KL International Hotel, Mr Aminuddin Yahya, Chairman of the Gerakan Pembela Ummah (UMMAH), inter alia listed 7 threats being faced from UMMAH’s perspective. The full transcript of the speech, in the national language, can be found on UMMAH’s Facebook page.
For summary purposes, the 7 threats translated into English are as follows:
Threat 1: Liberalism Movement
Threat 2: Christianization
Threat 3: Human Rights Movement
Threat 4: Movement To Amend Laws
Threat 5: A Critical Economy
Threat 6: Extremist Movement
Threat 7: An Uncertain Future
This article intends to respond to a certain point made in relation to Threat 4 (i.e. Movement To Amend Laws). According to Mr Aminuddin, amendments to laws and policies such as the Sedition Act, the National Culture Policy, and the abolition of the death penalty, if successful, would continue to the marginalize the position of the Royalty, the Malays, and Islam.