Kit Siang: M’sia should stand for peaceful, moderate Islam


PETALING JAYA: DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said Malaysia must show the world that Islam stands for moderation, peace, justice and harmony  not hatred, intolerance and bigotry.

In his Hari Raya Aidilfitri message, he said Malaysia and the world must stand guard against extremist interpretations of Islam, such as the classification of DAP and non-Muslims as “kafir harbi”, who can be slain.

“Islam is a religion of peace, moderation, justice and harmony,” he said in a press statement tonight.

The Gelang Patah MP noted that police had confirmed that Malaysia is in the crosshairs of Islamic State (IS) terrorists, with the attack on the Movida nightclub in Puchong on June 28, the first act of terror by IS elements in the country and the arrest of 15 IS militants.

“Hari Raya 2016 will be held in a very sombre backdrop, both nationally and internationally,” he added, referring to the unprecedented terrorist attacks, killing hundreds of lives, in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, Turkey and Saudi Arabia over the past few days.