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 tinyurl.com/mtwetj2s). 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.

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