MCA strongly condemns the actions of certain culprits in their senseless and insensitive action of defiling a religious place of worship by throwing a slab of meat into the compound of the Cherok Tok Kun mosque in Machang Bubuk, Penang.
This unscrupulous act is absolutely un-Malaysian, and does not represent our love for peace and racial harmony. As such, we urge all Malaysians to keep calm and not fall into the trap set by those who want to provoke us. We must remember that we are a multiracial country, and mutual respect and tolerance are necessary to maintain our current peace.
As such, I strongly urge the police to conduct thorough investigations into this to catch the culprits involved. I also urge Malaysians of all races and religions to help each other, and the police, by keeping a lookout on each other’s holy places, just as neighbours keeping watch on each other’s houses.
Also, in light of all the recent attacks and desecrations of mosques, churches, and temples, I urge the authorities, especially the police, to pay special attention to the protection of these holy places to prevent such acts from occurring again. Time and time again we have read reports of immatured and hot-headed beings conducting such atrocities and this must be stopped once and for all.
Thus, I urge the police to step up their patrols at all religious places of worship nationwide, and that the culprits be heavily punished once they are caught to the full extent of the law as religious sensitivity is not something to be trifled with.