Understand Malaysia’s racial sensitivities, Mujahid reminds foreign preachers

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof.

KOTA BHARU: Preachers, especially those from abroad, should have a better understanding of the country, where despite the different ethnicities, religions and culture, the people have been living together peacefully all these years.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof said they would have to take responsibility for their actions if they raise conflicts through their talks, causing disharmony among the people.

“Their approach may not be appropriate for Malaysians. So, outsiders should respect the peace and unity enjoyed by Malaysians today.

“I am not aiming my comments at anyone in particular but Muslims or non-Muslims should take note of this,” he told reporters after a public feast at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kadok here last night.

He was asked to comment on preacher Dr Zakir Naik who had ignited outrage after making a harsh statement against the Chinese in response to calls for his deportation.

It was reported that police have opened an investigation paper for the religious speaker to be investigated under Section 504 of the Penal Code for issuing statements that threaten the peace.