'PM does not support ISIL'

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Last Updated: 1:32pm, Jun 26, 2014

PETALING JAYA (June 26): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak did not express his support for the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant (ISIL). Commenting on media reports regarding remarks about the ISIL, a Malaysian government spokesperson said his statement has been taken out of context. This is the full statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office today: “The comments attributed to the Prime Minister by some websites have been taken out of all context. “ISIL was mentioned briefly and in passing, but it is important to note that the Prime Minister in no way indicated any support for ISIL. Any allegation to the contrary is completely false. “Indeed, the Malaysian government classifies ISIL as a terrorist organisation and we are doing our part to combat them, for example by arresting suspected ISIL members in Malaysia. “The Prime Minister’s strong stance over many years against violence and extremism is on record and remains undiminished. The Prime Minister has called for a Global Movement of the Moderates, rejecting extremism in all its forms, and he will continue to advocate for moderation.” 

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