PM Postpones Plans for Interfaith Commission

February 27, 2005


On February 27, 2005 reported, "A day after representatives of different faiths endorsed a proposal on the formation of an inter-faith commission, Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi on Sunday, 27 February, poured cold water on the issue. 'Don't start any issue that can arouse uneasiness among multi-religious Malaysians,' Abdullah said addressing proponents of the proposal, reported the Malaysian news agency, Bernama. He maintained that Malaysia, which has never suffered inter-racial religious disputes or inter-religious clashes, was in no need for such a commission."