M alaysia's steady Islamisation is taking its polity towards fundamentalism and rising vehemence against the 40% of its non-Muslim minorities, making up 10.3 million of the population (consisting of Buddhists, Christians and Hindus). The dominant race, or the Malays, are deemed to be Muslims by their Constitution. Also, under the twin judicial system, there is a secular court, as well as a Sharia court having jurisdiction on Muslims. Though Article 121 since long had limited the jurisdiction of the Sharia court, a recent judicial verdict, in a hugely controversial move, reinterpreted the ostensibly 'misinterpreted' Article and superimposed the Sharia on the federal court. Forcing Malay as an official language and Islam as an official religion on its minority population, in addition to the 'burial' of a Hindu M. Moorthy (where the federal court refused to intervene in a Sharia court verdict against cremation) - all come as an assault on religious freedom. It is essential for the Malaysian socio-political spectrum to kill these elements of racism and bigotry, before taking a stand in world affairs.