As New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to never speak of the terrorist’s name, politicians all around the world are uniting to condemn the Christchurch terror attack.
In Malaysia, members from different political parties have expressed condemnation towards the attack that caused 50 deaths.
An emergency motion to discuss the matter, suggested by Port Dickson MP Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, was passed in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (March 18).
During the discussion, Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng urged the government to ban Australian senator Fraser Anning from entering the country. Meanwhile, Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar implored the government to increase the security so that potential terrorists will not be allowed to enter the country.
Additionally, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described the attack as inhuman but cautioned that “an even worse act” could be conducted as a retaliation.
Kuala Terengganu MP Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah highlighted the similarities between the New Zealand shooter with the hate spread in Malaysia which involves racial and religious sentiments.
He further pointed out the hypocrisy of the Opposition politicians on the terror attack.
Quoted from MalaysiaKini, Raja Kamarul Bahrin said: “The biggest irony is that there are certain opposition politicians who become livid over the threats against Muslims, who are the minority in New Zealand, France and the United States.
“At the same time, these politicians continue to threaten and make rash accusations based on racial and religious sentiments against the minorities in Malaysia,” he added.
Will the Opposition learn from the Christchurch incident that violence is ugly, or will they continue to play racial and religious issues?