Tuesday, January 26, 2010

OCPD organises dialogue with Christian pastors and Mosque Officials of Seremban

Last thursday, 21st January, a dialogue session was organised and hosted by the police at the Seremban Police Headquarters in Seremban 2. Pastors and elders from over 30 Christian churches in Seremban and mosque officials from 10 mosques were invited to this dialogue cum briefing session. The meeting was chaired by the OCPD of Negeri Sembilan District, ACP Saiful Azly Kamaruddin, who briefed the participants on the current security situation arising from the arson/ stone throwing attacks on churches. ACP Saiful gave an update on the status of police investigations. He also reassured the participants of police surveillance at both churches and mosques to prevent any future attacks on these places of worship. He, however,advised both church pastors and mosque officials to increase their own precautionary security measures to prevent future occurrences.

The session ended with an open question and answer session, with questions being posed by both mosque officials and church pastors. Overall, the dialogue session revealed that both mosques and churches shared common security issues and problems, and both sides agreed to cooperate with the police and with each other to ensure the continuation of the present atmosphere of peace and harmony that has been enjoyed these past decades.

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