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orangutan
11-05-2005, 12:29 AM
KUALA LUMPUR There is no danger of Malaysia becoming an extremist Islamic state, said its Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
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He was responding to a recent public debate in Malaysia sparked by ethnic Chinese Communications Minister Lim Keng Yaik, who complained national schools were placing too much importance on Islamic religious studies.
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Mr Abdullah said: "Malaysia has always been a moderate Islamic country. There is no way whatever we do today will make us an extremist Islamic state. We reject any form of extremism and terrorism. We are a very moderate Islamic country."
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He added that in Malaysia "we respect the non-Muslims. We share the government, we have power-sharing which doesn't happen in other places".
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Mr Abdullah went out to defend Mr Lim, saying the minister was not opposed to Islamic studies in schools, but was only criticising excessive religious emphasis.
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"No one likes excess. There should be moderation in whatever we do," said Mr Abdullah, adding that religious classes should be taught only at allocated times.
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More than 60 per cent of Malaysia's 25 million people are Malay Muslims, while Chinese comprise about 25 per cent. Indians are the smallest minority. Agencies No danger of it becoming an extremist state: PM

KUALA LUMPUR There is no danger of Malaysia becoming an extremist Islamic state, said its Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
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He was responding to a recent public debate in Malaysia sparked by ethnic Chinese Communications Minister Lim Keng Yaik, who complained national schools were placing too much importance on Islamic religious studies.
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Mr Abdullah said: "Malaysia has always been a moderate Islamic country. There is no way whatever we do today will make us an extremist Islamic state. We reject any form of extremism and terrorism. We are a very moderate Islamic country."
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He added that in Malaysia "we respect the non-Muslims. We share the government, we have power-sharing which doesn't happen in other places".
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Mr Abdullah went out to defend Mr Lim, saying the minister was not opposed to Islamic studies in schools, but was only criticising excessive religious emphasis.
.
"No one likes excess. There should be moderation in whatever we do," said Mr Abdullah, adding that religious classes should be taught only at allocated times.
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More than 60 per cent of Malaysia's 25 million people are Malay Muslims, while Chinese comprise about 25 per cent. Indians are the smallest minority. Agencies No danger of it becoming an extremist state: PM

KUALA LUMPUR There is no danger of Malaysia becoming an extremist Islamic state, said its Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
.
He was responding to a recent public debate in Malaysia sparked by ethnic Chinese Communications Minister Lim Keng Yaik, who complained national schools were placing too much importance on Islamic religious studies.
.
Mr Abdullah said: "Malaysia has always been a moderate Islamic country. There is no way whatever we do today will make us an extremist Islamic state. We reject any form of extremism and terrorism. We are a very moderate Islamic country."
.
He added that in Malaysia "we respect the non-Muslims. We share the government, we have power-sharing which doesn't happen in other places".
.
Mr Abdullah went out to defend Mr Lim, saying the minister was not opposed to Islamic studies in schools, but was only criticising excessive religious emphasis.
.
"No one likes excess. There should be moderation in whatever we do," said Mr Abdullah, adding that religious classes should be taught only at allocated times.
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More than 60 per cent of Malaysia's 25 million people are Malay Muslims, while Chinese comprise about 25 per cent. Indians are the smallest minority. Agencies

orangutan
11-05-2005, 12:36 AM
25% chinese he said? minority he said?
although the amnt is small but they are not deaf, dead, or senile.
they contribution 2 the nation is big. dunt blief look around would u..
c 4 ur self. how many chinese ppl open shop in subang.
some ppl do very stubborn.
insisted his theory is right.
pethetic.
like i said. funny world :D

Icehart
12-05-2005, 03:18 PM
25% chinese he said? minority he said?
although the amnt is small but they are not deaf, dead, or senile.
they contribution 2 the nation is big. dunt blief look around would u..
c 4 ur self. how many chinese ppl open shop in subang.
some ppl do very stubborn.
insisted his theory is right.
pethetic.
like i said. funny world :D

Erm..about the shopping in Subang, maybe you should try visit Alamanda Putrajaya some day. All races contribute to the nation ^^.