Hostile groups are a threat to the nation’s social fabric

WE send our heartfelt condolences to the families of the two policemen who died in the attack on the Ulu Tiram police station in Johor (“Ulu Tiram police station attack: Two cops and assailant dead”, The Star, May 17; online at We also pray for a speedy recovery for the policeman who was injured in the attack. My salute to these brave men who fought in defence of the country’s peace and security.

Extremists and radical groups have no place in our society and every effort must be made to contain these groups. They are a threat to societal stability, peace, and democratic values as they are aimed at promoting hatred and violence that undermine the social fabric that holds Malaysia’s diverse communities and people together. But we acknowledge it is not easy to erase ideology once deeply indoctrinated, especially in young minds.

Start your ads-free experience now!

Monthly Plan


Annual Plan


Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Letters

Focus on more than just the economy
Set an example of compassionate treatment
Unclear signage a safety hazard
National Harmony Bill urgently needed
Fundamental rights must be protected
Prepare graduates for AI-led future
Let’s support our athletes
A little enclave of unity
Address issue of hate speech against refugees
Broader food security issues must be addressed

Others Also Read