Malaysian PM condemns plan to burn Quran

12:30, September 11, 2010      

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday condemned the U.S. pastor's plan to burn copies of the Quran.

Najib told reporters at his official residence in the country's federal administration center when he held an open house on the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy fasting month of Muslim.

Najib said that the burning of the Quran was a deplorable, defiant and uncivilized act that would result in serious consequences as it would spark anger among Muslims around the world.

The act must also be condemned by any rational thinking person, added Najib.

While appealing for the U.S. president Barack Obama and his government to do something to prevent the burning of the Quran from taking place, Najib said he also hoped that the pastor would change his mind.

Terry Jones, a Florida church leader, has planned to burn copies of the Muslim holy book on Saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

On Thursday, Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman described the plan as the most hideous crime.

Source: Xinhua


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