I'll do everything in my power to stop race, religious hatred: PM
Published on: Saturday, March 18, 2023
By: Ainin Wan Salleh, Lynelle Tham, Yasmin Abdul Latif, Faiz Zainudin, FMT
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I'll do everything in my power to stop race, religious hatred: PM
SHAH ALAM: Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has promised to use every authority at his disposal to put an end to the recent increase in racial and religious rhetoric.

Anwar, who is PKR president, reminded Malaysians that the country belonged to all, even though special privileges had been accorded to the Malays and Bumiputeras.

And the principle that the country belonged to all Malaysians was one that his government would never compromise on.

“If you challenge this principle, you challenge us.

“And I will use all the authority at my disposal to stop this madness, this insanity of going against other races and religions,” he said in his speech at the PKR Congress in Shah Alam today.

Anwar, who is also Pakatan Harapan chairman, then repeated his warning against those who continued to fan racial flames, saying that it was the innocent people who would “get burnt”.

“Meanwhile, you (politicians) will be scrambling to escape on your private jets.”

Yesterday, Anwar issued a warning against sowing racial or religious hatred, saying the government will not tolerate such actions.

Anwar said he had instructed the authorities to be on the watch for any attempts to “fan the flames of hatred” among Malaysians.

The statement came in the wake of a police investigation into blogger Badrul Hisham Shaharin, better known as Chegubard, over his Facebook post linking an agency under the youth and sports ministry to Christian evangelism. - FMT



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