Parliamentarians Syed Hood Syed Edros (BN-Parit Sulong) and Mohamad Aziz (BN-Sri Gading) suggested that crucifixes in mission schools be removed and church influence over these schools be stopped. These recalcitrants refused to admit their chauvinism and told reporters that they were merely raising public concern.
Yes, BLAME it on the public. Who? If parents are really concerned, they would have not send their children to La Sallian schools. I came from a mission school and am proud to say that no one tried to convert me into christianity throughout my school life.
Syed Hood said the issue was played up in emails and blog-posts by those "who did not understand his intention" (Malaysiakini.com). Yes, BLAME it on the bloggers.
"What I said in the Dewan does not reflect Syed Hood the MP. I, as an individual and politician, always respect other races and religions. I personally don't have any issue with crosses being displayed in mission schools. We have to respect the religion of others to gain their respect for our religion."
Then WHY didn't you explain this to those who came to you with this concern? Tell them to take their children out of the mission schools and send them to the madrasahs. Tell them that mutual respect for all religions is pertinent.
I would like to suggest we take religion out from politics. UMNO, a Malay communal and capitalist party, claiming to champion Islam is chilling. Islam is not racist.