At its meeting on 21st January 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian Consultative Council on Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) Executive Committee representing our five religious communities strongly condemned the desecration of two suraus in Muar, Johor.
These dastardly acts followed similar acts in the past weeks on Christian churches and a Sikh gurdwara.
MCCBCHST considers any violence on a place of worship and prayer of any religion a sin of the highest order and the perpetrators of such acts must be made to understand that their actions cannot be condoned or accepted in civilized society.
Far from being heroes or champions, they have shamed their own religions and cultures.
MCCBCHST calls on all Malaysians to draw closer to one another and with one heart resist the hatred and resentment these contemptible acts attempt to incite us with.
For MCCBCHST Executive Committee,
Rev, Dr Thomas Philips, President