Published: Saturday January 26, 2013 MYT 5:46:00 PM
Updated: Saturday January 26, 2013 MYT 9:14:31 PM
Muhyiddin urges parties not to sensationalise religious issues
SABAK BERNAM: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin says statements on religion should take into account racial and religious sensitivities.
Commenting on the Bible-burning remarks by Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali, Muhyiddin said he believed that Ibrahim had given his explanation and that the police were aware of that.
"What's important now is not to sensationalise the issue and that whoever plans to make a statement should also take account of racial and religious sensitivities," he said.
The deputy prime minister was talking to reporters after attending a closed-door briefing for Sabak Bernam and Sungai Besar Umno and Barisan Nasional component parties here.
On Selangor, Muhyiddin said the people were now more aware of supporting Barisan after facing various problems under the Pakatan Rakyat government.
He said this also implied that the coalition has a good chance to win back the state after the party's dismal performance in the 2008 general election.
"Overall, it appears that the support for BN is good and growing," he said.
Muhyiddin, however, admitted that it was a very challenging matter and that he would not want to over-estimate the people's support for Barisan.
"I am confident that the people are now very much aware of the people who make up the opposition government of Selangor today," he said.