PM: No need law against discrimination for now

Datuk Seri Najib Razak Najib stressed that Putrajaya has taken various efforts to uphold the Federal Constitution, which upholds unity in the country. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Datuk Seri Najib Razak Najib stressed that Putrajaya has taken various efforts to uphold the Federal Constitution, which upholds unity in the country. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — The government has no plan to introduce laws against racism and discrimination yet, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said in a statement.

In a written reply to DAP MP for Segambut Lim Lip Eng, the prime minister said there has not been any discussion to table such a Bill as the different races were united and national harmony was not in jeopardy at the moment.

“The Government feels that there is no need for an Anti-Racist and Anti-Discrimination Bill as the country’s unity is in a good and controlled state,” he said.

He said the government has instead given more emphasis to promoting greater inclusiveness through the education system.

Najib also stressed that Putrajaya has taken various efforts to uphold the Federal Constitution, which upholds unity in the country.

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