KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants Malaysians to have a sense of responsibility in whatever they are doing to ensure that the peace they are enjoying all this while can be preserved. The Prime Minister said the people must inculcate the feeling of mutual respect and fit in with the multi-racial environment in the country besides refraining from doing anything based on total freedom.
“If we want the world to be peaceful, we must create a situation where everything that we do is done with a sense of full responsibility. If we want to say that based on freedom, (we) can criticise the other religions, then this will lead to a serious problem,” he said.
He said this in his speech when officiating the 63rd Annual General Assembly of the Malaysian Youth Council (MYC), here Saturday. Citing the Charlie Hebdo incident in France recently, Najib said such incidents could happen if religious sensitivity was not respected.
“Although in the case of Charlie Hebdo, killing is totally prohibited, there will be people who will resort to murder if we don’t respect religious sensitivity. “The Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists have sensitivity. If we understand the sensitivities of each religion, I believe Malaysia will become a peaceful nation with harmony,” he said. Najib pointed out that as the Prime Minister, he was responsible for doing whatever was best to maintain peace and harmony in the country.