Najib: Bar Council Was Stubborn In Going Ahead With 'Conversion To Islam' Forum
The Deputy Prime Minister said he had already expected an extreme reaction from some quarters.
“We had expected this to happen. I've already said this before -- don't make it an open forum, do it behind closed doors.
“We expected this incident because the issue that was being discussed was sensitive,” he said.
Najib was commenting on the abrupt conclusion of the Bar Council's forum on conversion to Islam on Saturday, in which groups of protesters held a noisy gathering outside the Council's headquarters demanding that the organisers stop the function.
The protesters had threatened to storm the building, which forced the police to urge the Bar Council to wrap up their forum.
He said it would be up to the police and the Home Ministry to use the Internal Security Act on the forum's organisers. (The Star Online)
***** Did you expect Najib to say anything different?