The Chinese community would be targeted should Malaysia ever descend into chaos, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said.
This Najib said, is why the government is committed to keeping the country peaceful.
“If there is no peace in our country, what will happen? The Chinese will be the first to be targeted if there is no peace in this country.
“That is why we are a moderate government, we are committed to the peace and harmony, mutual respect to this country.
“We fight the Islamic State (terrorist group), we make sure they don’t harm Malaysians including the Chinese in Malaysia,” he said in his speech at the “Malaysian Chinese Patriotic Rally” held at the Putra World Trade Centre today.
Trump had praised Najib for being “very, very strong” against terrorists.
Malaysia has thus far had only one incident of terrorism when a grenade was thrown into the Movida nightclub in Puchong, Selangor in July last year.