Joint Statement by the Christian Pastors of Penang with Penang Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng at Komtar, Penang 9th May 2011

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 Joint Statement  by the Christian Pastors of Penang with  Penang Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng  at Komtar, Penang 9th May 2011

 

  1. DAP and the Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng have never asked Christian Pastors to pray to seek God’s divine intervention to establish Malaysia as a Christian state or have a Christian Prime Minister.

 

  1. Christian Pastors and Churches have always prayed for blessings for the nation, peace and well-being, unity and harmony amongst all races as well as a leadership that is honest and just.

 

  1. Christian Pastors and Churches are aggrieved that such outright lies can be published in the mass media. We sincerely and strongly urge the Prime Minister and Home Minister to take action against Utusan Malaysia for printing and spreading such dangerous lies that have disturbed the multi-religious harmony of society, created fear and uneasiness amongst Malaysians, especially Christians.

 

  1. We express grave concern that Utusan Malaysia is spreading dangerous lies that make Christians the object of hate and incite hatred against Christians that may lead to undesirable consequences.

 

  1. The Chief Minister of Penang will continue to meet with Christian leaders, Bishops or Pastors just as he meets with Muslim clerics, Buddhist or Hindu monks in line with Mr. Lim Guan Eng’s duties as the Chief Minister.

 

Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM)

 

      a)Roman Catholic Church

      b)Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM)

      c) National Evangelical Christian Fellowship of Malaysia

 

Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minsiter 

 


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Translation in Mandarin

 

槟城基督教牧师与槟城首席部长林冠英于201159

在槟城光大发表联合声明:

 

  1. 民主行动党和槟州首席部长林冠英从来不曾要求基督教牧师向上帝祷告,建立基督教国,或让基督徒成为首相。

 

  1. 基督教牧师和教会向来都祈求我国人民安居乐业、各族人民团结与和谐,以及诚实及公正的领导。

 

  1. 基督教牧师和教会感到痛心疾首,因为如此荒唐的谎言竟然可以刊登在大众媒体上。我们诚心与强烈地要求首相和内政部长对付《马来西亚前锋报》,他们刊登并散播如此危险的谎言,这可能破坏社会多元宗教和谐、令马来西亚人特别是基督徒感到恐慌、不安。

 

  1. 对于《前锋报》散播危险谎言,令基督徒成为遭仇恨的目标,以及煽动反对基督徒的情绪,令基督徒置身于不安的情况,我们表示高度关注。

 

  1. 槟州首席部长将继续与基督徒领袖、主教或牧师会面,正如他也与回教神职人员、佛教或兴都教僧侣会面一样,这是林冠英履行他身为槟州首长的义务。

 

  

 

马来西亚基督教联合会 (CFM)

 

      a) 天主教堂

      b) 马来西亚教会协会 (CCM)

      c) 马来西亚福音联谊会(National Evangelical Christian Fellowship of Malaysia

 

林冠英,槟州首席部长

 

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