Mujahid suggests a ‘Jalan Harmoni’ in Brickfields to reflect racial unity

One of the roads in Brickfields.

KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa is proposing that a stretch of road in Brickfields, where various places of worship are situated, be renamed Jalan Harmoni.

Mujahid, who is in charge of Islamic affairs, says a Jalan Harmoni is important as it symbolises the unity of the people in the area.

The Parit Buntar MP expressed hope that the stretch of road, which is about a kilometre long, could adopt such a name, similar to a street in Penang which was given the nickname.

He was alluding to Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling in Penang, where four ancient houses of worship, ancestral halls and shrines are located.

They include St George’s Church, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Goddess of Mercy Temple and the Sri Maha­mariamman Temple.

“I will meet the Federal Territories minister to have this street declared as ‘Jalan Harmoni’. This will realise our ambition to maintain peace among the people of various races and religions here.

“Malaysia will be an example that we can live harmoniously, unlike in other parts of the world where they are warring with each other in the name of religion,” he told reporters after attending a breaking-of-fast event here, also attended by the leaders of the various faiths.