KUALA LUMPUR 23 MAR: The Solidarity for Peace March which started from Sogo shopping complex to Dataran Merdeka here today had witnessed thousands of people from various races and religious backgrounds gathered to promote peace and harmony.
The gathering was held following shooting tragedies in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15th March that killed a Malaysian citizen, Muhammad Haziq Mohd. Tarmizi. He was among the 50 muslims dead and many others wounded who were shot by a terrorist.
The solidarity groups in white attire marched along chanting the slogan “Stop Violence” and “Allahuakhbar.”
Present in the marching programme amongst others were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy; Minister of Agricultre and Agro- Based Industry, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub and New Zealand High Commissionner to Malaysia, Hunter Nottage.
Meanwhile the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Dr. Mujahid Yusof Rawa before reading the five point Kuala Lumpur Peace Declaration 2019 said, the world must be shielded against the culture of hate that can lead to violent acts.
“Violent Acts should not be associated with any religion or ethnicity because violence has no religion,” said the Minister in charge of religious affairs.
He added that Malaysia supports all efforts to foster peace and promote harmony among people of all ethnicities and religions.
Mujahid also emphasized that Malaysia stood united with the international community in developing an environment of peace and prosperity based on the recognition of diverse ethnicity and religion.-Malaysia World News