Media statement by Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, 1st February 2012:
DAP strongly condemns the pig's head found at a mosque in Rawang as an insensitive act of cowardice and provocation designed to stoke racial and religious sentiments
The pigĄ¯s head found at the entrance of the Nurul Iman Mosque at Batu 18, Rawang, Selangor is an insensitive act of cowardice and provocation designed to stoke racial and religious sentiments ahead of the upcoming General Election.
The DAP strongly condemns this incident as there is no room in Malaysia for such indiscriminate and disgusting acts that go against the peace-loving and multi-cultural nature of our people.
We urge Malaysians to remain calm and not to overreact as this incident was clearly the doing of certain quarters with despicable intentions. However, the perpetrators will fail to achieve their evil goals because Malaysians have learnt not only to live with but to celebrate the cultural and religious differences in our society. We will not let decades of peace be undone by the cowardly actions of extremists and bigots.
We also call upon all parties to unite in condemning the desecration and defilement of any place of religious worship, be it a mosque or a church or a temple, and hope that the Government will immediately get to the bottom of this.
*Lim Guan Eng, DAP Secretary General & MP for Bagan