Fundamental Liberties in Federal Constitution

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INTRODUCTION:
Fundamental liberties in Malaysia can best being referred to our own Federal Constitution (FC). It is fall into part II of the Federal Constitution. It basically refers to Malaysian liberties throughout their lives living in Malaysia. There are 9 articles regarding the fundamental in the Federal Constitution starting from articles 5 to 13. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights also recognised fundamental liberties as it stated that,all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Everyone is endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

POINTS:
Article 5 is liberty of the person. This article stated that no person can be deprived of their
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Every person has the right to propagate his religion, but state law and, in respect of the Federal Territories, federal law may control or restrict the propagation of any religious doctrine or belief among Muslims. There is, however, freedom to carry on missionary work among non-Muslims. However, propagation of religion is subjected to clause 4 where the state and federal law may restrict, control the act of propagation of any religion among persons professing Islam and in clause 5, it stated that in exercising religious practices, the Federal Constitution forbids any act which may lead to public disorder, affect public health or public morality.
Rights in respect of education are the statement of Article 12. There shall be no discrimination against any citizen on the grounds only of religion, race, descent or place of birth for education. We can see in subject to article 152 the national language which is Bahasa Melayu and Article 153 focuses on Bumiputra quotas.
In the last article, Article 13, rights to property states that no person may be deprived of property save in accordance with law. No law may provide for the compulsory acquisition or use of property without adequate compensation. Anyone subject to acquisition by the government. But entitled to receive fair and reasonable compensation

CONCLUSION:
As a conclusion, there is practice of Fundamental Liberties in Malaysia as stated in our Federal Constitution (FC). As citizen, we have the right