Clarify what’s offensive, Zaid tells govt

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KUALA LUMPUR: The lack of clarity by the home ministry on what exactly is an offence regarding four “sacred” topics in the social contract is unfair to Malaysians, said former Cabinet minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim. “The recent speech by Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi lacked clarity about what constituted as an offence to the four topics he listed.” Zahid had listed the national language, the royalty, Islam and Malay special privileges as the four sacred topics in the social contract. — The Malaysian Insider

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on September 17, 2014.