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Tuesday February 18, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday February 18, 2014 MYT 10:42:15 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has urged Malaysians to stop hate-fuelled acts that stoke racial and religious tension, after meat believed to be pork was hurled into a mosque in Bukit Mertajam on Sunday.
Khalid, who called the incident an attack on religious harmony, said no one had been picked up yet although investigations were ongoing.
“This needs to stop. We are all responsible for keeping the peace. These hate campaigns are not helping,” he said yesterday.
On Sunday, an assistant imam of the Cherok Tok Kun Atas mosque in Machang Bubok, Penang, spotted what looked like pork at the entrance of the mosque.
Saad Arop, 78, found the meat when he was about to enter the mosque for the dawn prayers.
He lodged a police report after he became suspicious that the meat could be pork. The meat was sent to the Veterinary Department for verification.
On another matter, Khalid announced the setting up of a new department within the police force to improve compliance of the police Standard Operating Procedures.
These included disciplinary procedures for errant police personnel.
He said the Integrity and Standard Compliance Department was expected to be fully operational in two months and would be led by a director with the rank of Commissioner.
Khalid also announced the appointment of Comm Datuk Wira Mortadza Nazarene as the new Federal Commercial Crimes Investigation Department director while Datuk Seri Fuzi Harun will take over Bukit Aman’s Management Department.
Meanwhile, MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun has denounced the perpetrators behind the incident at the mosque.
Chew, who is also state MCA chairman, said that the people should not fall for the ploy of agent provocateurs.
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