PETALING JAYA, Nov 7 (Bernama) -- The Regent of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah said the people, particularly the non-Muslims, should not touch on the sensitivities of Islam which had been agreed upon together in the formation of the country purely for political gains.
He said that in order to ensure the survival of a peaceful, sovereign and prosperous nation, the people must continue to respect the original charter that had been agreed upon by everyone and had become the main pillar in the setting up of the Federation of Malaya, which was to stay away from issues pertaining to religious sensitivities.
Raja Nazrin said religious sensitivity did not allow the religion to be debated openly because those with shallow knowledge could make the wrong interpretation.
"Lately, the boundary relating to Islamic religion appears to have been breached, in fact, there are some non-Muslims who are becoming more vocal in challenging issues relating to Islam through speeches which appear to ridicule syariah, belittle the faith of Muslims and degrade Islamic practices.
Acts of breaching the boundary of other religions in an extreme and openly manner could lead to serious tragedy because religion was highly sensitive and had great potentials to lead to conflicts and quarrels," the Regent said.