Topic: Mosque and state in Malaysia - the blurring of constitutional boundaries

Presenter: Professor Hoong Phun (‘HP’) Lee - Monash University

This seminar provides an account of the "Islamisation' phenomenon in Malaysia, a nation governed by a secular constitution. The harnessing of the Islamic religion as a strategy for galvanising political support from the Malay community in Malaysia has serious ramifications for the maintenance of national harmony and the state of constitutionalism. The seminar canvasses some of the problems engendered by this phenomenon.

This seminar is presented by the TC Beirne School of Law Research Seminar Series and the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law (CPICL). All welcome, please register by emailing Beth Williams.

Contact: Beth Williams, ph: 334 69350, email:

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