IT’S the sort of religious madness that one might expect in India or Pakistan but certainly not here in Malaysia.
Except for a few cases in the past, destruction of places of worship is unheard of as we have long learnt to respect each other, way before cross-culturalism became a fashionable word in the Western world.
Last week’s torching of the Metro Tabernacle Church in Desa Melawati in Kuala Lumpur was a rude jolt to religious relations in the country. It was a black day in our history, to put it bluntly.
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Sunday, January 10, 2010
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Good piece, Datuk. A welcome balm for the tired soul. I would like to suggest that other than religious and political leaders, top editors of all the press should also meet regularly on such issues. I am sure you know what I mean.
Dear Datuk Wong. I take it that this is a spin to change the perception Malaysian have on Najib and Hishammudin in the matter. Let me give an advice.
Everyone remembers Najib's and Hishammudin's statements. The only way this spin can work is for Hishammudin to resign and take full responsibility. Then perhaps the image of Najib can be improved.
Please don't use words like 'BLACK day'. You are not white. Use 'BAD day". It is non-racist. After all you are no orang putih, eh?
Your BN government now says that the Allah in East Malaysia is the same for both Muslims and Christians, but in West Malaysia, Allah belongs to the Muslims only. How perverted is the mind of the BN ministers!!! Firstly believers of the faith acknowledge that they belong to Allah, but Allah does not belong to any of the believers whether Christians or Muslims. What is the IQ level of the BN ministers???
Kudos on your column in The Star today (17-Jan-10). The bottom line is that it is sad that politicians from both sides of the divide are using this issue to gain political mileage. But why did they have to start it in the first place? All will end up losers in the long run.
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