Parties that ‘make use of’ race, religion no longer relevant - Mujahid

Zulaikha Zulkifli

Modified 8 Jul 2018, 5:15 am

INTERVIEW | Parties that use race and religion as their raison d’etre are no longer relevant, says minister in the Prime Minister's Department for religious affairs Mujahid Yusof Rawa.

“Political parties that make use of religion or race are no longer relevant today. I stress the words 'make use of',” said the Amanah lawmaker in an interview with Malaysiakini.

“It's not that I reject Islam. But Islam is broad – it's not about whether it is used by a (political) party or not,” he said when asked about his views of certain parties, including PAS, that are viewed as extreme in wanting to step up religious punishments for offences...

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