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Slouching towards sharia law
Prominent Malaysian human rights lawyer Karpal Singh has claimed that
Malaysia's prime minister Mahathir Mohamad (you know, the one who blamed
the International Jewish Conspiracy for Malaysia's economic woes and keeps
accusing Australia of racist contempt for "Asian values" for refusing to
silence critics of his regime) is moving Malaysia towards sharia law
Mahathir declared 18 months ago, for reasons of political expediency, that Malaysia is "a fundamentalist Islamic state", ignoring the Supreme Court's pronouncements that Malaysia is a secular state, and has had little respect for the evil British imperialist legacy of common law and an independent judiciary.
His edict and the fact that many of Malaysia's judges are on the verge of retiring have emboldened Islamist hardliners seeking to abolish common law.
Could Mahathir be the next Mugabe?
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