PM says will consider mediation council to address religious conflicts

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak speaks during the National Peace and Harmony banquet event in Kuala Lumpur February 20, 2017. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak speaks during the National Peace and Harmony banquet event in Kuala Lumpur February 20, 2017. — Picture by Choo Choy May

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today he will weigh a proposal by a Christian group to set up a mediation council to resolve matters related to religious indifferences in the country.

The prime minister however said more details were needed before he could take the Christians for Peace and Harmony in Malaysia’s (CPHM) proposal further.

“So put forward your suggestions but the more important question is who to put in the council,” he said at the National Peace and Harmony banquet event here.

The dinner was organised by CPHM and attended by leaders of various groups of faith.

Earlier today, CPHM chairman Rev Wong Kim Kong had suggested that the government formed the council to tackle religious-related issues in the country.

Meanwhile, in his speech, Najib said that unity and harmony are key to a peaceful nation.

He urged religious leaders to pass on positive values to the next generation to ensure the country remained at its current state.

"I am happy to note that Malaysia is a very peaceful country and I hope this continues forever by teaching the coming generation of the importance of peace, trust and love," he said.

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