CFM protests portrayal of Christians as a “threat”

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KUALA LUMPUR – CFM in its recent press release Dec 17 once again protests strongly the portrayal of Christians and the exercise of their freedom of religion as a “threat” in our multi-religious nation, which took place at a seminar held at the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) campus in Lendu, Malacca on 12 December 2015.

Christians are not a threat and portraying them as such at a seminar in a public university is “appalling” and “highly offensive”, the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) said.

CFM chairperson Eu Hong Seng said while such offensive seminars have been held before, this one was especially so because of the involvement of the police which shows its bias.

“It is wholly unacceptable for a public university, utilizing public funds, to undertake activities that demonize a religious minority. This is highly offensive.”

“No government should condone such activity, and we are appalled by the seemingly irresponsible inaction on the part of the government of Malaysia in permitting this to have taken place,” he said in a statement.

Malacca police confirmed a Special Branch officer gave a presentation at an “anti-Christianisation” seminar at UiTM campus at Lendu, Malacca.

Eu said any discussion about alleged threats of “Christianisation” should take place openly, with participation from the Christian community.

The Government of Malaysia is strongly urged to put an end to the distasteful and disgusting derogatory activities of this nature. Instrumentalities and agencies of the government, such as the PDRM, must refrain from participating and lending legitimacy to frivolous allegations and unsubstantiated claims.

The Government of Malaysia is also reminded of its constitutional obligation to protect, promote and uphold the freedom of religion and fundamental liberties of ALL Malaysians, and not just of the Muslim majority.

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