Level of unity good based on Malaysia’s 18th position in Global Peace Index, says minister


JOHOR BARU: Malaysia’s 18th position in the Global Peace Index shows the level of unity among Malaysians is quite high, says Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang (pic).

The National Unity Minister said this meant racial and religious issues in Malaysia were not at a serious level that could threaten the country’s stability.

"Only a very few irresponsible quarters are trying to disturb our country by playing racial and religious sentiments.

"The level of unity among Malaysians is at a good level as we are ranked 18th out of 163 countries in the Global Peace Index," he added.

Aaron said this when met after giving out his address to the state National Unity Ministry staff at RTM Johor here on Friday (Feb 3).

The Kanowit MP added that the country’s peace and stability would not be affected by the action of this small group that was trying to disunite Malaysians.

"Although it is not a big issue in Malaysia, we need to address it because it can tarnish our image globally where it will then affect Malaysians," he said.

Aaron added to deliver a message of unity among all races and religions in this country, the ministry has the participation of more than 30 individuals in the Inter-Faith Harmony Committee.

"The committee is made out of individuals of various backgrounds and professionals. It will be chaired by me and Religious Affairs Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar," he added.

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