It’s one thing for PM Najib to direct police investigation into the Cross incident, it’s another thing to actually do it. Contrary to the statement from the nation’s Chief Constable, this case should be dealt with swiftly and punishment applied equally fast. There is no way, this issue be swept under the carpet.
This is clearly an indication of the growing intolerance of some Muslims against the faith of other people. If not checked this would lead to the rising tide of religious terrorism.
The underlying issue is whether people of another faith can be allowed to carry out abuse and threats of physical harm on people of a different faith. If this incident is excused, our country will be a cowboy and lawless country. Everyone will then say, the chief sheriff is impotent.
The government must show its unyielding resolve to punish those who were out to create religious conflicts. The business of government is to ensure its legitimate authority prevails.
From now on, if the PM does not show an iron hand in this, every normal and legitimate political conflict is transformed into a religious conflict. Then this country is finished.
The protest display the hallmarks of a bully.