SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said Singaporeans should continue to live peacefully and harmoniously together to build a strong society.
He said the film that denigrates Islam and the violence that it sparked off were both wrong.
Mr Lee was speaking to Ang Mo Kio residents at a Hari Raya celebration held at the Teck Ghee Community Club on Saturday.
Aidilfitri is a celebration that marks the end of the fasting month, Ramadan, for Muslims.
Mr Lee said he is glad to see many non—Muslim residents present at the celebration as their presence shows the spirit of unity and harmony amongst the different races in Singapore.
He said this is something precious and difficult to achieve and which Singapore must maintain and uphold at all costs.
Mr Lee said: "It doesn’t matter what happens elsewhere in the world. People may have crazy movies scolding, denigrating the Prophet. People may have riots, killings as a result of the movies. Both are wrong.
"But those are other people’s quarrels, which are not our quarrels. We should continue living peacefully and harmoniously together amongst ourselves and nurture and preserve our harmony, and that way we can build a strong society."
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