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Wednesday February 1, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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PETALING JAYA: Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali has expressed regret over the inadvertent distribution of "white" ang pow during its Chinese New Year open house, saying such mistakes could have been avoided if they had known it to be taboo among the Chinese.
He said Perkasa agreed with MCA Youth that it was pertinent to understand the sensitivities of various cultures.
"Now that we understand the sensitivities, we will not repeat the same mistake," he said Wednesday in response to criticism from various quarters against Perkasa for distributing money in white envelopes on Sunday.
Ibrahim also expressed regret that none of the Chinese guests and members of the media who were present that day had alerted Perkasa leaders that it was a taboo to give "white" ang pow during festive occasion.
He said Perkasa also took note of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's comment on the matter.
"It is a lesson for Perkasa to be more careful not to touch on the sensitivities of other races.
"And we also expect others to respect the sensitivities of the Muslims and Malays," he added.
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