The ‘open house’ was held at the Masjid Jamek in Tasik Gelugor in northern Province Wellesley in mainland Penang.
We need more such initiatives to build bridges in the face of creeping narrow-mindedness and bigotry among certain segments in society.
Over on the island, a spectacular lion dance by the “world champion” held spectators spellbound along Beach Street yesterday.
Those of us in Penang appreciate the celebration of diversity that is visible throughout the year and its broad acceptance among the majority of the people. Not to mention, the initiatives taken by mosques, churches and temples to foster goodwill. Much needed in these challenging times.
Of course, these gestures alone will not solve some of the deep-rooted problems in our society, but they do go some way in building goodwill on the ground.
There is still hope for Malaysia – provided we make the right moves.
What do you think?
(By the way, E & O, which is carrying out massive land reclamation in Tanjung Tokong for mainly high-end property development, sponsored RM200,000 for the red lanterns over George Town.)