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When he was UMNO youth leader in 80s, his is the second most radical and racist UMNO youth leader after Harun. He was alleged to make a racist remark in a rally at the Kampung Baru Stadium in 1987 before “operasi lalang” that he wanted to soak Chinese with the blood.

My cadet official hostel is a few blocks away from the stadium, my friend in the hostel confirmed to me that “bunuh Cina” shouting could be heard from the crowds in the stadium, not sure Najib was doing the same or not because all Chinese reporters were bullied and chased out from the stadium compound by Malay mobs.

He refuted his uttered such racist remark in the parliament in a reply to Karpal Singh. Whether he uttered the racist remark or not, he was a leader present in the stadium could not disassociated himself from the racist event.

Do not believe Najib has changed and embraced “1Malaysia”, a leopard has never changed its spots.

How could a “former” extremist like PM Najib advises us Malaysians not to be extremists IF he was alleged to call for soaking Chinese blood with kris during a Malay political rally in 1987 at Kampung Baru?

His fanatic and rude behavior in 1987 still haunting the minds of Malaysian Chinese.

This is the hypocrisy at the highest level.

More readings about what was happening in 1987 if you are too young or not yet borne.

PM: Shun extremism

PUTRAJAYA: Extremism in any faith – be it among Muslims, Christians, Buddhists or Hindus – will leave a negative impact on the community, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

For this reason, it was important to promote togetherness, the Prime Minister said.

“We all may be different in our (religious) beliefs but there are values we have in common that can strengthen unity and promote peace and harmony,” he told religious leaders at a luncheon held in conjunction with World Interfaith Harmony Week here yesterday.

Holding court: Najib talking to religious leaders during the World Interfaith Harmony Week gathering in Putrajaya yesterday.

“It is extremism, rather than differences in faith, that triggers tension among people,” he said, warning that if this was not dealt with, it would have adverse effects on the nation and humanity in general.

“This was the reason, during the United Nations General Assembly last year, I had called for the formation of a global movement of moderates.

“I believe this is the way forward to save the world and Malaysia (from extremism).”

The Prime Minister added that as a multi-racial country, Malaysia was proof that religious diversity did not pose problems to people of different beliefs.

Commending the setting up of a committee for the promotion of inter-religious understanding and harmony, he said it would bring together different religious groups for constructive dialogues towards a better understanding of religions.

He said it was important for the discussions to be held behind closed doors, reasoning that religion was a sensitive issue and in the current ICT age, information could spread fast.

Najib advised the public to give the committee some time to look at how best it could overcome issues as these could not be resolved overnight.

World Interfaith Harmony Week is a brainchild of King Abdullah of Jordan and his personal envoy and special adviser Prince Ghazi Muhammad.

It has been presented to the United Nations and has been slated to be an annual event that will be observed in the first week of February.

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