Hardline Islamic law could be introduced across Malaysia under reforms proposed by the country's chief justice.The article continues:
Ahmad Fairuz, the chief justice, told an Islamic conference in Kuala Lumpur that 50 years of independence had failed to free Malaysia from the "clutches of colonialism". Sharia law should be "infused" into the gaps created by abolishing common law, he said.
Malaysia's non-Muslim Chinese and Indian communities, who form 40 per cent of the population, are alarmed at creeping Islamisation.
They're not the only ones alarmed. I'm downright worried. My old flame, ratfink (who still refers to me as his first wife), and his entire family live as Christians (Catholics) in Malaysia. Will he -- will they -- be safe living where they are?
I think I'd better start cleaning up the extra rooms in my house and making ready for their long-term occupancy. It may not come to that, but it can't hurt to be prepared.