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Moderators foundation to be launched January: Najib

By Sunday November 13th, 2011 No Comments

HONOLULU, Nov 13 (Bernama) — The Global Movement of the Moderates Foundation will be formally launched in Kuala Lumpur in January next year, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced Saturday.

He said the move to establish the foundation was timely as international support for moderation was gaining momentum in the face of extremist acts globally.

The foundation would be launched at the inaugural international conference on the Global Movement of the Moderates in Kuala Lumpur on Jan 17 to 19 next year, he said in his speech at the East-West Centre, here Saturday.

“It is time for us, the majority who are peace-loving and moderate to reclaim our rightful place,” he said to about 200 international guests.

Urging the international community to make a stand against extremism, he said, “We must ensure that our voices are heard – not just the voices of moderate Muslims, but those of moderate Christians, moderate Hindus, moderate Jews, and moderate atheists.”

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