‘Irresponsible politicians stirring up hatred’


  • Nation
  • Friday, 24 Jan 2020

Compiled by SIRA HABIBU, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

POLITICIANS who do not observe the principles of Rukunegara are the ones stirring up racial and religious issues in the country, reported Sinar Harian.

Krisis Citrine One Sdn Bhd founder Ivlynn Yap said speeches and statements by such politicians could influence their supporters, who further propagated the divisive remarks via social media.

“Some leaders are heating up the issues. In the past, open houses attracted people (of all races) together, but now people are scared,” she said during a forum on the Rukunegara.

Yap also expressed support for the “uninstall hatred and reboot Malaysia and global harmony” campaign launched during the forum.

Fellow speaker Assoc Prof Datuk Dr Marzuki Mohamad, who is also a special officer to the Home Minister, said Malaysians had become overly sensitive and irrational.

Some were easily fooled by those propagating misleading information, he said.

> An audition for an upcoming horror-cum-comedy Malay movie has attracted more than 200 people of all ages and ethnic groups, reported Harian Metro.

Film director Roy Krishna was seeking fresh faces for his Sumpahan Syaitan (Curse of the Devil) movie which would be shot in various locations in Johor and Cameron Highlands, Pahang.

Roy said they held auditions to find new talent in Johor and Kuala Lumpur.

“We hope those selected will become good actors,” he added.

Among the main actors are Abam Bocey, Adam Shah, Arin Raja Lawak and Siti Chubby.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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