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Politicians must retract Islamophobic speech inciting hatred against Muslims

MACSA is concerned of speeches deemed downright Islamophobic made by several ministers and politicians of both divides. Of recent is the statement made by the Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng implicating all Malaysian Muslims and potentially opening them to hatred, ridicule and contempt by other Malaysians. The Minister who is also a leader of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) had reportedly, in the midst of his contribution to recent debate on the possible emergence of a new political coalition, instigated non-Muslim Malaysians against their Muslim counterparts by alleging that a government dominated by Muslims would, among others, deny non-Muslim citizens their rights. This is echoed by Gerakan President Datuk Dominic Lau, when on February 16th 2019 he had said that the competition b...

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