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Wild boar head incidents: Aliran outraged

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Aliran is outraged by the senseless acts of sacrilege committed by mischief-makers who had deliberately left wild boar heads in two mosques in Petaling Jaya. This morning worshippers found these severed heads at the Masjid Jumhuriyah in Taman Dato Harun and the Al Imam Al Tirmizi mosque at Taman Sri Sentosa.

Whoever committed this unforgivable sin clearly has no respect for the sanctity of places of worship.  Coming as it does after a spate of desecrations of places of worship involving 11 churches and a convent, a Sikh temple, a mosque and two suraus across the country, it is very obvious that trouble-makers are hard at work to destroy our peace and harmony.

Whether it is politically motivated or otherwise, the repercussions of these criminal acts can be very dangerous and damaging  to our fragile ethnic relations which has come under extreme test following the “Allah” issue.

It is worrying that there are opportunists and extreme elements  at large who are intent in exploiting this emotive issue to stir up trouble and cause disunity. It is very apparent that certain quarters will stoop very low not bothering about the consequences of racial strife.

Aliran would like to appeal to the vast majority of Malaysians who are rational, peace-loving and accommodating not to subscribe to the the intolerance propagated by unruly elements in our midst bent on wrecking our unity. We should reject these unscrupulous and misguided elements and stand solidly together to preserve and protect our peace and harmony.

We call on the police to be relentless in bringing these dangerous people to book. Their priority should be in tracking down these scoundrels so that the weight of the law would land on them heavily before they attempt to do more damage.

P Ramakrishnan
27 January 2010

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P Ramakrishnan has been an Aliran member since its inception in 1977, serving on our executive committee for 36 years, half of that period as Aliran's president (1994-2011). He continues to serve as an Aliran member, highlighting issues of public interest to a larger audience
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