NGOs submit protest note to Swedish embassy over burning of Quran

Members of Mapim and several other NGOs marching on the Swedish embassy on Jalan Mayang Sari, Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR: Representatives from a group of more than 30 NGOs gathered outside the Swedish embassy here on Friday (Jan 27) to hand over a protest note against the burning of the Holy Quran by a far-right politician in Sweden.

Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organisations (Mapim) Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid told Bernama that the protest note had been handed over to a representative of Sweden's ambassador to Malaysia Dr Joachim Bergstrom.

This came after the provocative action of Rasmus Paludan, leader of Denmark's far-right Stram Kurs, for burning a copy of the Holy Quran in Stockholm, Sweden, on Jan 21.

Paludan has held a number of demonstrations in the past where he has burned the Quran, including in April last year.

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