Sunday, 17 January 2010

Barisan Youth chiefs hail quick action to curb ‘problem’.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Barisan Nasional Youth chiefs yesterday commended the authorities for their swift action leading to the prosecution of a 25-year-old student who used threatening words on his Facebook account on the controversy over the use of the word “Allah” on Thursday.

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said he hoped the authorities will continue taking such measures until the real culprits behind the arson attacks are caught.

“The student may say it is a joke but things like this should never be a laughing matter.

“His actions were irresponsible and insensitive, not only to Christians but also to Muslims,” he said to reporters after attending a Ponggal celebration festival held by the MIC Youth here yesterday.

MIC Youth chief T. Mohan said the Internal Security Act should be used to detain those with intention to cause racial and religious tension.

“It is vital that the authorities use the law to protect the country from people who want to disrupt our unity,” he said.

MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said the prosecution of the student showed the commitment of the authorities in maintaining the peace in the country.

“We respect freedom of speech but we do not condone those who spread malice and lies,” he said.

-Source, The Star Online.

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