The January 7 torching of a church in suburban Kuala Lumpur, which sent tensions soaring in the multi-ethnic country, was "appalling and despicable", said Sessions Court judge S. M. Komathy Suppiah.
"You both by your shameful and dastardly acts, you have shamed the country," she told Raja Mohamad Faizal Raja Ibrahim, 24, and Raja Mohamad Idzham Raja Ibrahim, 22. "The message from this court must be loud and clear: Don't play with fire," she told them (read here).
Its time for Malaysians, regardless of race and religion, to put this ugly episode behind them. A multi-racial and multi-religion country like Malaysia must not allow any form of extremism which can jettison our effort to foster closer cooperation and understanding among us.
Some (Muslims) may ask what happens to those who attacked their places of worship as it would not be fair for this two brothers - let me answer on behalf of everybody - SHUT UP and get back to work for a better future!