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Why Using ‘Malay’ to protect Islam is Wrong: Islam and Malay in the Federal Constitution

When I was learning about the privileges of Malays in Malaysia, I recalled a senior friend of mine (who studied law too) talking about Malays and Islam. He said that the Federal Constitution of Malaysia protects the ‘rights’ and privileges of Malays. Since a Malay is a Muslim by law, so by protecting the rights of the Malays, the Federal Constitution is actually protecting Islam. 

Is this true?

There are other ways the government uses the Malay race to protect Islam, like making the conversion from Islam to another religion forbidden (only if he/she is a Malay), and also guaranteeing every Malays as Muslims. Well, it does protect Islam in a way, but that way is very, very wrong (and detrimental too). Here are 4 reasons why (with number 4 being the best):