Sunday, January 10, 2010

Latest Updates on Metro Tabernacle Church Predawn Attack Incident

Posted on/at 1:21:00 AM by SBdude

Najib Bombarding The Arson Attack on Metro Tabernacle Church

Latest update on the predawn Molotov cocktail attack on Metro Tabernacle Church a g.(I call it The Taboo Word That Launches Attacks On Churches) The Prime Minister of Malaysia,  Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has condemned the arson attacks on three churches in the Klang Valley and assured the public that all possible action will be taken to prevent such incidents from recurring.

The Prime Minister also warned the public not to start pointing fingers at who may have been responsible for the attacks. “I condemn the attacks as they will destroy harmony in this country,” he said.

“Action will be taken against those responsible, based on facts and the law,” he told reporters after chairing the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority meeting yesterday.

Najib also directed Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan to beef up security at places of worship. He reminded Malaysians not to allow the peace and understanding that they have among each other be threatened by any party.

“As I have said before, whatever problem that arises, we must use the right channel and method to solve it.Our action must not be against the law,” he said.

Najib later tweeted and posted a comment on his blog about the matter, adding that this divisive event and others like it did not represent Malaysia or Islam. “They don’t represent our families, our communities, or the efforts we have all made toward strengthening 1Malaysia,” he said.

Malaysia, he added, prided itself on representing all religions and pursuing peaceful, legal channels to resolve differences. “We encourage our citizens to responsibly voice their opinions, but violence is never an acceptable method of expression,” he added.

Meanwhile, The MCA is offering the burnt Metro Tabernacle Church the use of its Dewan San Choon at Wisma MCA headquarters here for the congregation to hold its Sunday service at 10am.

Article was extracted for The Star. Read more update on "The Taboo Word That Launches Attacks on Churches" saga
1- Leaders of Metro Tabernacle Church forgive attackers
2- IGP asks churches to increase security as not enough cops
3- Cops probing fourth church arson attempt
4- Vandalism is never the answer, says Khalid

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