Learn from Mid-East crisis, says Pahang prince
TEMERLOH, Aug 3 — The crisis occurring in several countries in the Middle East should be taken as a lesson by the people of this country, especially Muslims.
The Tengku Mahkota of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, said the turbulence had turned the countries into a war zone and on the verge of destruction, and the people were suffering.
He expressed concern that the turmoil that occurred could spread to Malaysia if people did not respect the law, indulge in extremism and not respect each other's integrity.
"The people in the country, especially the Muslims, should maintain close relations and unity because all the luxuries and blessings enjoyed were the result of co-operation and unity among all races," he said at the launching of a new mosque in Kampung Sanggang, costing RM450,000 yesterday. He also named the mosque Masjid Saiyidina Abu Bakar Al Sidek.
Also present were Tengku Puan Hajah Aminah Azizah Iskandariah, Temerloh MP Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, Kuala Krau MP Datuk Ismail Mohd Said, state executive councillor Datuk Mohd Sharkar Shamsuddin and heads of government departments. — Bernama