In lina Joy case, many students argued that Lina Joy did was right according to UDHR AND ICCPR. Any way, in article 11 of institution in Malaysia said that every one has the right to confess or practice his/ her religion. With this article some students mention that" ac cording to this aritcle lina Joy has the right to change her religion" as my point of view i think that Lina should not change her name because the law in Malaysia says every body has the right to confess or practice her religion. It means that as the citizen in Malaysia she must obey the law. For instance, if in our Cambodia people not obey the law. Does she/he right ? According to UDHR or ICCPR she was right, but refer to citizen in a country she must respect the law. There was no choice because it was the duty of government. On the other hand, remember that the state has their own sovereignties. So UDHR or ICCPR and was not not work in Malaysia. Of cause both declaration and covenant above are good but how these laws can help Malaysia ?. Another question is that the human rights are good laws and there are many human right organizations in the world but why some countries still have human right abuse like Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Iraq, and so on...? Does human right work during the was?.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007