Patriot: Only cowards inflame race and religious issues

Patriot: Only cowards inflame race and religious issues

PUCHONG: Political leaders who champion race and religion issues for their own selfish reasons are cowards, said the National Patriots Association (Patriot).

“These selfish politicians, who thumb their chest loudly and who have never seen real combat, and have never experienced terror, are actually cowards.

“It has nothing to do with the betterment of any race or religion they claim to defend. Politicians especially from the opposition who constantly inflame race and religious issues should be silenced,” said Patriot president BG (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji in a statement.

Reminiscing the horrors of the May 13 racial riots, Arshad said the memories of the infamous incident, which claimed hundreds of lives back in 1969, are still etched in the minds of the ex-servicemen.

“Patriot despise terror. We despise killing and harming people. We have seen war and we hate war,” he said.

Arshad said Patriot has no qualms at speaking out against those who harbour the intention to cause racial conflict and societal disharmony in Malaysia.

He then urged Malaysians to look beyond the May 13 episode and march forward to attain “shared prosperity” that was announced by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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By G Vinod