In the right to profess and to practice his

In addition, Article 11 provides that every person has the right to profess and to practice his or her religion and (subject to applicable laws restricting the propagation of other religions to Muslims) to propagate it. Second, the Constitution also provides that Islam is the religion of the country but other religions may be practised in peace and harmony (Article 3).  Besides, former Chief Justice, Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad pointed out that there is nothing wrong with the laundret operators (laundry) to put the “only Muslim” sign. According to him, there is no law provisions in Malaysia that say the act was lawful. The laundret entrepreneur is an individual, not a governmental authority. The provisions of the Constitution on equality (Article 8) do not apply to an individual. The allocation only applies to the government. A trader certainly wants his business to go forward which therefore he needs to attract as many customers to his shop. If, as a laundret entrepreneur, he finds his business more advanced if it is open to Muslims only, it is up to him to open his shop to Muslims only. Commenting further, Abdul Hamid also explained that the provision of Clause (1) declares that everyone is equally legally and entitled to equal protection of the law. Whilst, clause (2) prohibits discrimination, among others, on the grounds of religion in any law or in the appointment of any office in a public authority or in the administration of any law relating to the subject matter in that clause. He can choose to trade with anyone he wants. He does not have to give any reason to anyone. Hamid also questioned what it was wrong to put the mark on if most of its potential customers were Muslims and they would not come to his shop if the same machine was used to wash the non-Muslims baselessly for whatever reason. We cannot blame the laundret entrepreneurs if their customers or prospective customers do not like the same machine used by non-Muslims to wash their laundry. We also cannot blame the customers or potential customers of the shopkeeper if they do not want to go to the store if such a thing happens. Perhaps they feel disgusted, dirty or amused to think of the panties worn by people who do not wash their urine, fatigue and menses or towels that may be used to dry the dog’s hair are also included for washing with my machine even separately. This was not just a matter of law as it also concerns the feelings of a customer or potential customer about his perception of the matter and his reaction. Do not be too sensitive to the feelings of non-Muslims so non-Muslims need not be sensitive to the feelings of Muslims. This is a shared responsibility

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