Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim today said that the Unity Government is against any attempts to set people against one another and raise the racial and religious ‘temperature’ in the country. He said that the government remains firm in defending the Federal Constitution principle of upholding Islam as the religion of the federation.
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In a statement, Anwar said, “If issues on religion and race arise, resolve them properly so that there won’t be any animosity, misunderstanding or prejudice.” He said this in a press conference after chairing the Cabinet meeting here.
He revealed that there were attempts by certain quarters to fan racial and religious sentiments. He further said that he had directed security forces to monitor the situation closely to prevent people from exploiting it to create trouble.