Interfaith dialogue beckons the government?

Malaysia places importance on efforts ‘to build and promote interfaith relations, and dialogue and understanding between different religions and cultures’, said Foreign Minister Dr Rais Yatim.

This comment came from the Malaysian government as a response to the planned Anti-Islamisation Congress by the Pro Koln group to be held in Cologne, Germany next month.

Rais said the Malaysian government condemned strongly the holding of this congress.

While one can appreciate the government’s apprehension and unhappiness about the congress, one however wonders whether Rais was misquoted by the media concerned.

This is because a week ago the Malaysian government, in response to the controversial Bar Council forum on ‘Conversion to Islam’, appeared not to be in favour of an interfaith dialogue.

Put another way, there seems to be a disconnect between the sentiment expressed a week ago and the one reported yesterday by Bernama.


1 Response to “Interfaith dialogue beckons the government?”

  1. 1 Samuel Goh Kim Eng 19 August 2008 at 7:09 pm

    ‘Do what I say, not what I do!’
    ‘Things are easier said than done!’
    It doesn’t matter which way I choose to go
    As long as it’s not the straight one I have gone

    (C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng -190808
    Tue. 19th Aug. 2008.

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