‘Don’t do anything to disturb the peace’

  • Nation
  • Monday, 09 Dec 2019

PETALING JAYA: The government has urged all parties to stop making statements or doing anything that touches the sensitivities of Malaysians, and it will act against those who disturb the peace and national harmony.

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) said the acts of insulting the country’s symbols, especially the Jalur Gemilang and Negaraku, were very irresponsible and unpatriotic.

He said organising activities to commemorate or revive the communist movement in the country should not happen and should be stopped.

“I view this seriously and treat it as provocation which could disrupt the country.

“The police have started their investigations into these incidents and I have instructed that the findings of the investigations be made public in the near future.

“Strict action will be taken according to the law against any person found to have intentionally caused public unrest, ” he said in a statement.

A distorted Jalur Gemilang was displayed during the opening ceremony of the National Under-15 Basketball Championship on Nov 25.Another incident involved the ashes of former Communist Party of Malaya leader Chin Peng, which had been brought into the country secretly, and later the videos of Negaraku being sung in Mandarin had made its rounds on social media.In Langkawi, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stressed that Negaraku could only be sung in the national language.

‘’We cannot sing (Negaraku) in other languages, ” he said after attending a gathering in Kuah.

“What is written in the book is to show the meaning so that non-Malays understand the words, but it is not for singing in other languages other than our national language, ’’ added Dr Mahathir.

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