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Morality In Malaysia Case Study

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Morality should be mandated by law for the purpose of upholding justice in Malaysia. I think in order to uphold the justice of Malaysia, a part of the morality should be mandated by law, but another part of morality cannot be mandated to the law. This is because as mentioned above, moral's right or wrong cannot be clearly measured, it is based on personal conscience. However, the law can be clearly measured whether a person makes mistakes and will be punished according to law. However, we cannot include all moral principles in the law. This is because if we include all moral in the law, it may become illogical and unnecessary. For instance, Immanuel Kant is a philosopher and he says law adjusts people's external relations, while morality…show more content…
Morality is based on one's religion, background and social culture. Morality also involves motivation, bad behaviour can lead to guilt and reprehension and good behaviour can lead to benign feelings and praise. The law is the idea of control by human and the idea of human conduct being regulated by a superior authority or power. Law are made by the members of Parliament and by judges in courts and legally enforceable. Morality do not have standard of right and wrong, it is based on personal conscience. The law can clearly specify whether a person is wrong and punished. The law must be based on morality and only the moral law will make it acceptable to the people. Law can also be used to maintain order and peace in the country. Some ethically unmanageable behaviours must be controlled by law. For example, there are frequent cases of abandon baby in Malaysia. Abandoning a baby is a very unethical and irresponsible act, so it must be included in the law. Besides, rape is also very disrespectful to women. The occurrence of rape comes from a person's impulse and irrationality, if not legal control, then the boys can easily rape any girl even though he knows it is immoral. I think in order to uphold the justice of Malaysia, a part of the morality should be mandated by law, but another part of morality cannot be mandated to the law. Law can uphold justice, but we cannot make all morality into law. Some morality needs to be maintained by law, while others can be upheld and resolved through our own religion, background and social culture. If all morality is included in the law, it will become illogical and unreasonable, which will make the people doubt the law. I think maintenance of parents act must be implemented. In order for children to fulfil their responsibility to take care their parents and parents should be protected by law so that child will not abandon them. With the changing times, everyone has
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