Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution warned of the risks of social division and chaos as state elections loomed after PAS’ ‘military’ parade in Terengganu. “[The parade] that went viral on social media has caused a public outcry at a time when the political climate in several states that are about to face state elections is seen to be getting heated,” the minister says.
Minister of Religious Affairs Mohd Naim Mokhtar says that such a parade was unwarranted and gave a negative impression of Islam and Malaysia.
“It ought to be better for the organisers to showcase peaceful aspects of Islam and call people towards unity and well-being,” Mohd Naim says while Terengganu state police chief Rohaimi Md Isa said they were not informed about the parade carrying replica weapons though it was cleared by the police.
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