DPM: No need to have inter-faith commission

(The Star) – There is no need to form an inter-faith commission (IFC) to tackle sensitive religious issues, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The Deputy Prime Minister said the Government was clear that an IFC was not necessary given the current religious debates in the country.

“At the moment, it’s not something that is necessary but continuous dialogue between the various religious groups, yes” he told reporters after opening a Young Generation Idealism Dialogue on Saturday.

He said constant dialogue was sufficient as there were not many current issues to discuss except on the High Court’s ruling on use of the word “Allah” by the Catholic weekly Herald.

He added that these dialogues should closed-door as the discussions were often subjected to many interpretations.

“Closed dialogues are less likely to be politicised and more civil,” he said.