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Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Razak delivers his opening speech during the 2016 Umno General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, December 1, 2016. — Bernama picUmno President Datuk Seri Najib Razak delivers his opening speech during the 2016 Umno General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, December 1, 2016. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 — Falsely accusing leaders of cruelty is considered a serious offence in Islam, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.

Rejecting such claims against his administration, the Umno president added that unfounded accusations were a sin according to the religion.

“That is why scholars concluded, any baseless allegation, like alleging a leader to be cruel is not to be taken lightly, it is something that is serious in terms of religion,” he said at the Umno general assembly today.

“A leader is only considered cruel if he asks the people to discard the teachings of Allah and participate in vice instead,” he said.

Citing the services offered in the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC), which operates seven days a week, Najib said that no other government in the world did the same.

“I want to ask, which government in the world prepares such service? Is there? Except for, Umno and Barisan Nasional,” he added.

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