People say religion and politics should not be mixed for it is indeed a most explosive combination.
That is one of the reasons why Malaysia has been relatively peaceful compared to other countries that achieved independence after World War 2.
The Malaysian constitution that created a secular state with Islam as the official religion was the guideline to steer the nation through the mine-field of race and religion.
However in recent years, some politicians have been playing up the race and religion cards and the race-religious factors can be stoked so easily.
In most countries, usually it is the smaller opposition parties that play on these sensitive topics but in Malaysia the ruling party, the BN seems to be the main culprit.
Just see how their latest ploy on Saiful's swearing on the Koran appears to have backfired.
malaysiakini has the story:
"Ustaz puts BN campaign in tatters"
We should keep religion out of politics or even those who practise a religion can be corrupted.
Photo: Iceberg calving, Alaska. If we mix religion with politics, a nation can break up.