PETALING JAYA: Malaysians can argue among themselves, but are not prepared to allow the exploitation of religious and ethnic differences between individuals or groups to create tension and hostility that could lead to violence, said Minister Penang II P Ramasama.
Ramasamy commented on the arrest of the controversial Muslim preacher Muhammad Zamri Vinoth Kalimuthu on Sunday and said that what happened in New Zealand and recently in Sri Lanka is a firm reminder that religious hatred that leads to violence does not benefit anyone.
"You don't need 800 reports to the police to act against an individual or individuals or groups responsible for spreading interreligious hatred and tensions in the country," he said, referring to reports that the police received 790 complaints about alleged follower Muslim preacher Zakir Naik for allegedly offensive Hinduism .
“In some cases, only one message will be made before the police can enter the event.
"However, in this case, a man who has turned to Islam is inspired by some religious" scholars ", a history of blasphemy against Hinduism, the faith of his parents and grandparents.
"Encouraged by the support of some of the rooms, he thought he could get away with Hinduism," he said.
Ramasamy added that there had probably been earlier police reports against Zamrio for dealing with illegal activities.