Musa Aman: NRD must immediately rectify errors in religion listings

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  • Thursday, 04 May 2017

KOTA KINABALU: The National Registration Department (NRD) must immediately rectify mistakes where Islam is listed as their religion of non-Muslims in Sabah, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman (pic).

Musa, who is state security council chairman, also wants a full report from the NRD on the extent of the problem in Sabah and measures that will be put in place to prevent such mistakes from happening.

"This looks like an administrative problem. Nonetheless, I want the problem to be rectified in a speedy manner by the relevant authorities," he said in a statement Thursday.

Musa said that the state government fully subscribes to and upholds religious freedom, and takes a serious view of any issue that could jeopardise the peace and harmony among those who practise different faiths in Sabah.

He said while there were weaknesses in the NRD, the issue should not be blown out of proportion.

Musa added that the state government should not be accused of allowing religious radicalism.

"It is highly irresponsible to make such accusations – especially when it comes from religious figures.

"Please be more sensitive in making statements especially in such an ethnically and religiously diverse state like Sabah," he said, urging all quarters not to create disharmony.

"There is no room for religious or racial intolerance in Sabah. We are a multi-racial and multi-religious state, where the people live in peace and harmony," said Musa.

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