Skip to comments.PM tells ‘silent majority’ to drown out extremists (Malaysia)
Posted on 11/11/2013 12:42:23 AM PST by TexGrill
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 11 As the seams holding Malaysias racial and religious fabric together threaten to rip apart, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today called on the countrys silent majority to drown out the voices of extremism, but without specifically naming groups.
He said diversity should be celebrated and the right to co-exist should be defended.
We cannot afford to allow voices of extremism to dominate the political discourse.
It is time for the silent majority to drown out the calls to violence, to reject extremism.
We should not be cowed or held to ransom by elements that prefer to pursue their political goals and grievances outside the accepted norms of civilised society, he said during his keynote address at the Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council/ ISIS Malaysia: Dialogue on Diversity, Diplomacy and Peace here at the Marriott Hotel.
The Umno president also stressed that diversity is about much more than food, music or language.
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