KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 (Bernama) -- Malaysians should not give racial extremists any quarter, said Minister in the Prime Minister''s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.
He said they were bent on sowing the seeds of discord among the people and were not welcome as no Malaysian wanted a repeat of the May 13 tragedy of 1969.
"It''s been over 40 years now since the tragedy and the people are living in harmony because they understand no one benefits if racial issues are blown up," he said at a 1Malaysia charity dinner that was attended by over 4,000 people from all races, here tonight.
He added the way to go was mutual respect for each other and live out the 1Malaysia concept as espoused by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He added that 50 years of independence was more than enough for the races to understand each other and when they sang the national anthem together, it should not just be singing the lyrics but understand the deep meaning they contained.
Also present were Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, Deputy Education Minister Datuk Wee Ka Siong and Kepong Member of Parliament, Dr Tan Seng Giaw.
This is the best word coming from a national leader, hope that they will walk the talk....