Icing down


IT’S time Malaysians take a step back from the heat because some quarters simply can’t stop from fanning the flames of controversy surrounding socks bearing the word Allah. Just leave it to the authorities – they’ve got this blaze under control.

The seriousness of the issue is indisputable, and there must be retribution. The temperature on the ground is rising, especially among Muslims, which can only be the clearest call for everyone, especially non-Muslims, to grasp the significance of religious and racial sensitivity.

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Wong Chun Wai , On the Beat column

Wong Chun Wai

Wong Chun Wai

Wong Chun Wai began his career as a journalist in Penang, and has served The Star for over 35 years in various capacities and roles. He is now group editorial and corporate affairs adviser to the group, after having served as group managing director/chief executive officer. On The Beat made its debut on Feb 23 1997 and Chun Wai has penned the column weekly without a break, except for the occasional press holiday when the paper was not published. In May 2011, a compilation of selected articles of On The Beat was published as a book and launched in conjunction with his 50th birthday. Chun Wai also comments on current issues in The Star.

   

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