Low Yat brawl shows need for new race law: Minister

Low Yat brawl shows need for new race law: Minister
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KUALA LUMPUR - The recent incident at Low Yat Plaza proves that there is a need for a new law to preserve racial harmony, says Tan Sri Joseph Kurup.

"The incident is a realisation that we need a new form of Act which will preserve the harmony between Malaysia's multi racial people of different races and religions.

"By this I mean the National Harmony Act," he said in his speech after a walkabout at Low Yat Plaza here on Tuesday.

The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department said the new law would focus on preventive measures, education, moderation, harmony and rehabilitation, and would be tabled at the next Parliament sitting.

Kurup added that the new law was not meant to replace or repeal the Sedition Act as touted earlier and different from the earlier proposed National Harmony Act.

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