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ASEANFreeTradeRegimeisCancerfortheMuslim
UmmahinSoutheastAsia!
December23rd,2014bykafi

News:
MuslimcountriesinSoutheastAsiasuchas
IndonesiaandMalaysiawillfacethe
implementationoftheASEANEconomic
Community(AEC)onDecember31,2015as
aformofregionaleconomicintegrationinthe
region.Throughthisregionalintegration,
ASEANwillbetransformedintoasinglemarket
andproductionbasethenbecomeafreeflow
ofgoods,services,investment,labor,and
capital.TheleadersofIndonesiaandMalaysiaareenthusiasticinpreparingthemselvesto
welcometheimplementationofAECandcontinuetotethertheirhopesonthisagreement.
ASEANscommitmenttobeafreemarketenhancedthroughtheconceptofanASEAN
Communitywithitsslogan:onevision,oneidentity,onecommunity.ThustheASEAN
EconomicCommunity(AEC)becameoneofthepillarsintheformationoftheASEAN
communitybesidetheASEANPoliticalSecurityCommunity(APSC)andtheASEANSocio
CultureCommunity(ASCC).
Comment:
ItisfoolishandmisleadingifMuslimleadersinIndonesiaandMalaysiasettheireconomic
expectationsonASEANEconomicCommunity,moreoveriftheywereratifiedandthen
implementitintheirlands.Thisbehaviorassertsthedysfunctionoftheirroleasleadersand
statesmen,whoprefertofacilitateinternationaltradeandforeigninvestmentratherthan
directlyfulfilleconomicneedsandthewelfareoftheirpeople.Insteadofprosperingtheir
people,thefreedomofinvestmentsandforeigndominanceinthedomesticmarketclearly

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HizbutTahrirIndonesiaBlogArchiveASEANFreeTradeRegimeisCancerfortheMuslimUmmahinSoutheastAsia!

becomethemosteffectiveinstrumentofimperialism,andendangerpeopleeconomies.It
haslongbeenproventhatfreetradeisaninstrumentofimperialismofWesterncountries
againstMuslimcountriessuchasthisquoteUSstatesmanHenryClaypointedtothe
necessityoftheUnitedStatesdevelopingadefensivecapabilitybyquotingaBritishleader,
Nationsknew,aswellas[ourselves],whatwemeantbyfreetradewasnothingmorenor
lessthan,bymeansofthegreatadvantageweenjoyed,togetamonopolyofalltheir
marketsforourmanufactures,andtopreventthem,oneandall,fromeverbecoming
manufacturingnations.Thismeansthepotentialmarketandeconomicinvestmentin
SoutheastAsiawillonlybeexploitedbytheeconomicgiantcountries,tobecomearecovery
toolforfinancialcrisiswhichsufferedbyUSandChinatodaywhoreallyneedrealmarket
fortheirproducts.
Thenextaspectthatweshouldexamineisthedestructiveimpacts.Notonlypovertyand
exploitationofthewealth,butthiscancerousregimewillalsohavegreatimpactonthe
destructionofsocietyandMuslimsfamilybuilding.Becauseofthisregimetrulyanadmirer
ofsecularismandadevoteeofeconomicgrowththattreatsMuslimcommunitynomorelike
economicengineasthemarketandcheaplabor.Whilethemattersofreligion,morals,
dignity,socialharmonyofeachcomponentofsocietywillobviouslybeignored.Letslearn
fromtheirtrailofbreakagethatcarvedintheirowncountries,theyhavingeconomic
progressbutsufferingdetrimentcivilizationrapiddevelopmentisoftenaccompaniedbya
socialcrisis,thecollapseofthefamilyinstitution,widespreadcriminality,violenceagainst
womenandchildren,andhighsuiciderates,inadditiontofallingbirthrateswhicharein
largepartduetothemassiveinvolvementofwomeninthelaborforce.
ThesamesyndromesoonerorlaterwillbeexperiencedbytheMuslimsocietiesin
SoutheastAsia,ifitsleaderscontinueparrotingtheWestandjoinimplementingfreetrade
agreementthatisclearlyanimperialistregimeaswellasthecancerthateatsawayMuslim
community.OMuslimrulers,RememberthewordsofAllah:

SayItisAllahwhoguidestothetruth.IsthenHeWhoguidestothetruthmore
worthytobefollowed,orhewhofindsnotguidance(himself)unlessheisguided?
Then,whatisthematterwithyou?Howdoyoujudge?[TMQYunus:35]
WrittenfortheCentralMediaOfficeofHizbutTahrirby

FikaKomara

MemberofCentralMediaOfficeofHizbutTahrir
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