Wisma Putra summons Swedish envoy over burning of Quran in Stockholm

PETALING JAYA: The Swedish Embassy’s Charge d'Affaires ad interim has been summoned by the Foreign Ministry over the burning of the Holy Quran in Stockholm on Jan 21.

“The ministry has reaffirmed the Malaysian Government’s strong condemnation over right-wing politician Rasmus Paludan’s vile act of burning the Holy Quran in Stockholm on Jan 21, 2023.

“The ministry also conveyed Malaysia's objection and disappointment with Swedish authorities’ continuous refusal to take action, allowing Paludan to indulge in his foul antics, including a similar incident in April 2022, despite strong protest from the international community.

“The Swedish authorities have been urged to undertake serious measures to combat all forms of violence and hatred against Islam in Sweden as it would seriously undermine the spirit of peaceful coexistence among multireligious society,” the ministry said in a statement on Thursday (Jan 26).

The ministry added that the Charge d'Affaires ad interim had taken note of the government’s protest and would convey them to the Swedish government in Stockholm.

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