04 September 2009

Cow Head protest hurting Malasia

Any reasonable, peace-loving Malaysian would condemn and deplore the deeply insulting act by a group of people who carried a butchered cow's head to protest against the relocation of a Hindu temple in Shah Alam. What more during this holy month of Ramadhan.

What does the world perceive Malaysia as?

Muslims in Malaysia march with severed cow head to protest building of new Hindu temple, reports the Associated Press to the whole world.

Malaysia govt vows to nab cow head protesters, reports the Jakarta Post while one reader posts this comment to JP; "David K. — Thu, 09/03/2009 - I guess ... Malaysia ...radical muslims act without fear of prosecution in attacking any other life other than what they think is the paradise from the middle east. Shouldn't they change their tourism ad from, "Truly Asia." to "Truly Middle Eastern?"

Cow protest in Selangor , reports Singapore's Straits Times.

This one single act is hurting Malaysia, internally and internationally. One single act of intolerance, misguided enthusiasm perhaps, or worse, political manouvering, will have long-lasting and far-reaching ripples, if the authorities do not take the appropriate action speedily.

To his credit, and to my surprise, UMNO Youth Chief Khairy has called on the protesters to reflect on their action, asking: "How would you feel if the proposal to build a mosque in a non-Muslim area - which is already happening - leads a group of non-Muslims to burn and stomp on the Quran?" Well thought-out response this time, Khairy.

Please return to your senses, all Malaysians.

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