I remember the days back in primary school when we would put on school records if we were Muslim, Buddha (sic), Hindu or Christian. "Free thinkers" back then, would merely put down the closest religion they could pick from (e.g. religion of parents or if they were "free-thinkers" too, then the religion of their grandparents).
I don't believe that you could put on official record that you were a "free-thinker" or agnostic or atheist.
Now I'm wondering if this situation has changed.
My two questions are:
1) Given the Rukun Negara line "Kepercayaan Kepada Tuhan" (Belief in God), and from what I've heard from friends, is athiesm illegal in Malaysia?
2) If atheism is not illegal, is this recognized officially in anyway? (I suspect that you can't have "atheist" in your MYKAD (Msian identity card))
Anyone familiar with Msian Law?