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Council of Churches of Malaysia condemns Muhyiddin's accusations towards Christians
18 Nov 2022
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: Council of Churches of Malaysia has slammed a statement made by former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin accusing Christians working together with Jews to promote and christianize Malaysia.
CCM, General Secretary Reverend Jonathan Jesudas in a statement today condemned such allegations and stated that it is irresponsible for Muhyiddin to make such accusations.
"This statement is not only untrue but is irresponsible of a politician of his standing to make such a statement to the public which is carried and widely viewed on social media or to the public.
"We live in a multi-religious and multi-racial country and the sensitivity of each community must be taken into account when addressing public forums.
"Such statements, carelessly uttered, have a tendency to create racial and religious tension and strife," said the council.
Therefore the council urged authorities to ensure that such blatant disregard of the truth, and of the sensitivities of the various religions are not condoned or repeated.
Previously a video was circulated in social media showing Muhyiddin giving a speech where he told the public not to vote for Pakatan Harapan.
In his speech, he said that the opposition was being backed by a group of Jews and Christians which were pushing for a Christianisation agenda in Malaysia.
"Pakatan Harapan is a huge danger. I saw a video where a group of Jews were talking about Malaysia and were praying for the country to fall into the hands of the opposition, which has been sponsoring these groups of Jews and Christians.
"For me this is dangerous. Is a Christianisation process going to happen?" he said.