I knew this joker couldn't be trusted. On Wednesday he said more inter-faith dialogues are needed but later today he suddenly changed tune and said don't hold forums on race / religion.
What is he actually, ah? Two-Face Abdullah? Cannot decide, must ask F.F.B or S.I.L?
Let's recap...look at excerpt of what he said on Wednesday:
More interfaith dialogues should be held to ensure continuous harmony among Malaysians of different religions, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said yesterday.
The prime minister said he would ask Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal to continue having such dialogues.
"I will tell Shafie to do what is good and have such meetings as regularly as he can. At some of these meetings, I plan to sit in, too," he said at the silver jubilee dinner of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism.
Abdullah assured those pre-sent that what he said was not merely a ploy to pacify and please non-Muslims.
"I understand your concerns and try to do whatever I can to find solutions to issues involving non-Muslims. We are brothers and sisters who must work together and continue practising tolerance and patience as a way forward for this nation."
Abdullah said non-Muslims, however, must understand and respect that matters relating to the aqidah (faith) of Islam could neither be "touched" nor "changed". But he assured non-Muslims that they would be treated fairly and justly as required by the Quran and Allah.
"When we are friends, between Muslims and the non-Muslims, it is easy to work things out."
Abdullah said he had been entrusted with the responsibility of looking after the affairs of all Malaysians.
"For me, justice for all is the most important thing. It is the command of Allah to be trustworthy in executing my duties. The people have trusted me and expect me to deliver.
"I am here to assure you that all are protected and can enjoy living in Malaysia as Malaysians."
And now...look at what he said today:
"I hope such an incident won't be repeated. Last Saturday's forum is proof that issues relating to religion and race are sensitive in the country.
"Thus, it's important for us to control and restrain ourselves from discussing such matters, which can lead to the situation which occurred last Saturday.
"It's better not to hold such forums in the future," he told reporters Monday after chairing the first Economic Council meeting at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here.
He said there should not be any more discussion on matters of religion or race that had already been enshrined in the Federal Constitution.