Umno president and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the party vehemently rejects the proposal to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Pix by Yusni Ariffin

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno vehemently rejects the proposal to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Party president and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said such a proposal would never be accepted by Muslims worldwide as Jerusalem was among Islam's three holy sites.

He said Umno has never and will never compromise with any matter that involves insults towards the sanctity of Islam and its teachings, be it in Malaysia or in all corners of the globe.

"This week we were shocked by a proposal from the United States to recognise one of the three holy sites of Islam, namely Jerusalem, to be Israel's capital, “ said Najib in his policy address at the Umno general assembly today.

“I am confident and believe that as Muslims, we cannot ever accept such a thing.

"As Umno president and Malaysia’s prime minister, I call upon all party leaders, delegates and members here and out there, wherever they may be, to express your stand with confidence ... so that the world will hear the voice of Muslims in Malaysia, that we vehemently reject the proposal to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital".

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