Confusion over "cross" symbol in Penang

Written by: MT Reader | 14 Jan 2019 13:01
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14 Jan 2019 13:01

I recently read about an issue concerning some lights at the Grace Residence in Penang that when lit up looked like a cross.

Apparently, now the Penang Mufti, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor wants the authorities to investigate this.

He advised people to be mindful of their actions and to ensure it does not disrupt the harmony of a multi-racial society.

He also highlighted that the Federal Constitution forbids any effort to disrupt the harmony in a multi-racial society.

Several images went viral in social media about a cross sign in Jelutong which was displayed at a new apartment here recently.

Some netizens even claimed that it was the largest cross sign in the world.

However, the fact is that it turned out that it was not a cross sign but only a series of lights which when lit appeared as a cross sign.

As a Malaysian, I don't really understand what the fuss is all about.

I have many Muslim friends and they too do not see the point of all this.

Can anyone shed some light on this? Can a symbol actually influence anyone's beliefs?

George Town

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