‘Correct wrong notion about Malays’
KUALA LUMPUR: Undergraduates should take on the responsibility of correcting the misconception that Malays and Muslims in the country are extremists and terrorists.
In making the call, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Umno is often misinterpreted and misunderstood as an ultra-Malay and terrorist party just because it champions the rights of Malays and Islam.
However, he added that it was only right that Muslims themselves, especially students, change the misconception that is created to instil hatred towards the community.
“The terms ultra and Islamophobia were made as jargons so that outsiders would hate us. However, it is not their responsibility to correct this perception, but ours,” he said when addressing some 300 undergraduates at the National Student Leadership Conference yesterday.