The new Mufti Perlis, Datuk Dr. Juanda Jaya said that the practice of Hunger Strike is Haram because it is similar to a Hinduism and Buddhism practice.
This is a very stupid excuse.
If this is the logic used by the Mufti then everything started or initiated by Hindus or Buddhists is Haram like the consumption of:
If that is so, people who eats Nasi Beriyani (or more specifically, Nasi Royal) will receive 'musibah' or a godsent tragedy like suddenly becoming retarded like what happened to these innocent unknowing youngsters :
I prefer Mufti Johor, Datuk Mohd Tarir's excuse which is its haram "Because Muslims are required to take care of their own lives," Mohd Tahrir said.