KUALA LUMPUR - The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah has called on the public to reject religious extremism, specifically naming the Islamic State (IS) terror group.
"We welcome continued efforts to strengthen security and public order, especially with regard to the threat of insurgents in Sabah, and to curb the spread of extremism, such as militant activities of the Islamic State (IS)," he said in his royal address at the opening of the third session of the 13th parliament sitting here on Monday.
"Consequent to the tabling of the White Paper relating to the militant threat, the Government plans to legislate anti-terrorism laws.
"We appeal to the people to be wary of this group's propaganda, and to monitor our own families so that they will not fall prey to this doctrine that misconstrues the concept of jihad in the name of religion.
"Let us all embrace the teaching of Islam in its true essence," he added.