KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians and foreigners alike showed up for the peace walk.
Amnesty International Malaysia chairman Anjula Singh Bais said she was really proud of how the people rallied together in sending a message of peace.
“This is really a beautiful showing of 1Malaysia. We can feel the peace and diversity. It is a combination of peace, power, unity, subtlety and pacifism,” she said.
Fellow Malaysian Sze Wai Lin said the rally was a very good gathering that showed unity and solidarity, but it was just sad that a tragedy had to occur for this gathering to happen.
“We should show solidarity through our everyday actions, not just at a gathering,” she said.
Tourist Rihanna Sadiq from Birmingham, Britain, said the rally was absolutely fantastic as she was able to show love and respect for New Zealanders and their prime minister along with everyone in the world who stood up for justice and love.
“It has been an amazing experience for me. It is a fantastic effort by Malaysians and I love the way the participants of different faiths were able to share that the meaning of Islam is peace, tolerance, caring and compassion.
“I feel the message has come out beautifully,” she said.
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