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Malay Rulers express concern over national unity

Written by: mottaman | 10 Oct 2017 16:55
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The Malay Rulers are concerned that the unity and harmony in Malaysia are eroding as the nation faces an onslaught of racially controversial issues.

"In recent weeks, the actions of certain individuals have gone beyond all acceptable standards of decency, putting at risk the harmony that currently exists within our multi-religious and multi-ethnic society," said Keeper of the Ruler's Seal, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad in a statement on Tuesday.

"The Rulers are of the opinion that the damaging implications of such actions are more severe when they are erroneously associated with or committed in the name of Islam.

"As a religion that encourages its followers to be respectful, moderate, and inclusive, the reputation of Islam must not ever be tainted by the divisive actions of certain groups or individuals which may lead to rifts among the rakyat," the statement added.

He said Malaysians must continue to follow the core principles embedded in the Federal Constitution and Rukun Negara which was drafted on the bedrock that the diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds in Malaysia must be respected.

"(The Rukun Negara) must continue to serve as a compass to all parties, be they leaders, government officials and citizens of our country.

"Unity among Malaysia's multi-ethnic and multi-religious people is key to ensuring the country's ongoing stability," he added.


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