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Monday January 27, 2014 MYT 10:28:35 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: A group of people concerned about increasing racial tensions in Malaysia gathered at the KLCC Park here to make a stand against intolerance and to promote harmony.
The group of about 40 people were at the park at 3pm yesterday and handed out flowers, sweets and chocolates to visitors there.
Social activist Azrul Mohd Khalib, 36, said the gathering was organised to send out the message that there are Malaysians who could not accept those who cause racial tensions.
“We will not accept those who encourage Malaysians to be at loggerheads with each other with their acts of intimidation, threats, violence, hate and prejudice.
“We want to inspire others and let them know that there are people who will stand up against injustice,” he said at the park yesterday.
Azrul said one of Malaysia’s strengths is its pluralism and cultural diversity.
“Unfortunately, there are those who keep on encouraging intolerance and they are the ones who are being heard, while the voices of others who don’t agree with their extreme views are being shut out,” he added.
Another participant Nik Elin Nik Rashid, 52, said Malaysia was in need of a lot of healing.
“We are a melting pot of diverse cultures and religious beliefs and we all love one another as Malaysians.”
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