25 Oct '14, 6am

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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Mr Syed Azmi Abhalshi, the man behind the controversial "I Want To Touch A Dog" event, has apologised for the furore it has caused. However, the social activist stressed that the programme was meant to be educational, and not to promote liberalism as alleged by certain quarters. "I organised this event because of Allah, not to deviate the people's faiths, try to change the Islamic rules of law, poke fun at the ulama or encourage pluralism," he told a packed press conference at Kelab Sri Selangor here on Saturday. Reading from a press statement, he also admitted that there were weaknesses to the programme, and apologised for the trouble and insensitivities that the programme had caused. Soon after reading the statement, Mr Syed Azmi left the press conference abruptly and did not take any questions from the floor. His lawyer Syahr...

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