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SUPP Secretary General, Dato’ Sebastian Ting affirmed that SUPP has always been a party which supports moderation for peace and harmony.

Ting was commenting on the group of 25 prominent Malays who recently called on the Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to show his leadership in the face of intolerant voices, which included right wing groups Isma and Perkasa.

He said the statement by the 25 calling for moderation and open discussion of Islam because of the love for our country was unprecedented and indeed a courageous move which all right-thinking moderate Malaysians must come out and fully support.

“We all love our country and more so we love Sarawak. Sarawakians have always been moderate, genuinely accept and totally respect each other because we treasure and value each other in Sarawak, irrespective of race, religion and culture. In a multi racial country with diversified culture, races and religion, we should promote peace and harmony. Even our own party is a multi racial one,” he added.

Ting pointed out that despite Sarawak being liberal, he hoped to see all Malaysians to be able to enjoy living in a country where peace and harmony is the ultimate instead of negative vibes spewed against one another. Such harmony should not be destroyed by a few negative ones, he said.

The group of former top civil servants, judges, ambassadors and scholars, had in a joint statement urged moderate Malays to speak up as they are concerned over the continuing, unresolved disputes on the position and application of Islamic laws in this country.

The on-going debate over these matters displays a lack of clarity and understanding on the place of Islam within our constitutional democracy.

The group felt that there is a serious breakdown of federal-state division of powers, both in the areas of civil and criminal jurisdictions and there is a need for a consultative process that will bring together experts in various fields, including Islamic and constitutional laws, and those affected by the application of Islamic laws in adverse ways.

They believed that the prime minister is best placed with the resources and authority to lead this consultative process. Malaysians should make efforts in finding solutions to these long-standing areas of conflict that have led to the deterioration of race relations, eroded citizens’ sense of safety and protection under the rule of law and undermined stability.

Closer to home, stating that Sarawakians have lived in peace and harmony even before the Formation of Malaysia, Ting urged everyone not to take peace for granted.

SUPP had been supportive of the Sarawak Government to tighten the Immigration laws and to take concrete and serious steps, including preventing religious extremists or bigots from entering Sarawak. “They are defiantly not welcomed here,” he added.

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