Malaysian Archbishop Julian Leow of Kuala Lumpur met with Federal Territories mufti Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri Jan. 7 and spoke about various issues including tolerance and mutual respect among religions.
The meeting came amid heightened tensions between the two communities following the latest controversy over an anti-Christian seminar held at the Universiti Teknologi Mara last month.
“We discussed various issues, especially on the concept of a diverse society, tolerance and mutual respect among all religions,” Zulkifli said in a Facebook post.
“I am thankful to the reverend’s side for this visit,” the mufti said in his post.
Father Clarence Devadass, who was part of the archbishop’s delegation, said the meeting was probably the first official visit between high-level Muslim and Christian leaders.
He described it as a “meeting of hope,” saying it gave a strong message that religious leaders could work together and support each other in the work they do.