Copycat bombings or whatever it is going to be called has got to STOP.NO EXCUSES WHATSOEVER…. Business in Malaysia will soon be affected as negative International news will filter through the mass media and the internet blogs. If its not bad enough even our very Malaysian blogs are asking many questions.
This blog has really got my attention and the headlines reads as,”More churches bombed, where are the police! This article has also a negative impact,Church Attacks In Malaysia Deepen Racial Tension.-EILEEN NG, Associated Press Writer
Its obviously a very bad perception for multi-racial,multi-cultural and multi-faith Malaysia and the interantional tourists and businesses will find ways to bypass Malaysia as a favoured tourist destination or even as Regional Business Base.
Seremban was the last attack and many phone calls were answered with questions,”Latest in Bombings..?? Which Church and which State..??. On a Monday its usually How is the market..?? Where is the money line coming from or where can we make Money..?? What a SHAME….!!!! This report copied from malaysiakini portal…
The Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) church in Negeri Sembilan was the latest target of an attempted arson, which left its front wooden doors charred.
This morning’s attack brings the total number of churches targeted since Friday to eight.
Contacted later, Pastor Eddy Marsonyasir, 34, said he discovered the incident when he arrived at the church this morning.
“A few church members and I left the church at 11.30pm last night but when I came in this morning, I found the wooden door destroyed,” he added.
Accompanied by DAP’s Rasah MP Anthony Loke, the pastor later filed a report with the Seremban II police station.
Loke told Malaysiakini that there was no evidence of molotov cocktails having been used.
He also pointed out that the church sits only 1km away from the Seremban district police headquarters.
“I strongly condemn the attack. This is part of a growing trend which is alarming.
“We urge the police to take stern action to safeguard churches and other houses of worship,” he said.
Founded in East Malaysia, the church is frequented by Sabah and Sarawakian students, with sermons conducted in Bahasa Malaysia.
Chemical substance used
Meanwhile, Seremban district police chief Saiful Azly said that a chemical substance was used in the attack.
“The fire and rescue services department is now trying the ascertain the kind of chemical that was used,” he added when contacted.
According to Saiful, the incident most probably occurred between 1.30am and 8.30am. No arrests have been made so far.
The attacks on churches followed the high court’s ruling on Dec 31 to allow a Catholic weekly, Herald, to use the word ‘Allah’ in its Malay-language edition.
However, the court granted the Home Ministry a stay of execution pending appeal a week later after the attorney-general intervened, citing national interest.
To defuse tension, the government announced today that it will hold inter-faith dialogues between various religious leaders to reach a common understanding.
Both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat politicians have condemned the attacks and appealed for calm.
We just hope the next phone call you receive will not be of anymore bombings…