Well first of all the Star has correctly reported on the legal standing of these issues in Malaysia ie the use of the word 'Allah' by Christians as well as the availability of Malay language Bibles in Malaysia.
- ‘Non-Muslims can’t use Allah’
- The controversy over the word stemmed from a High Court decision on Dec 31, 2009, to allow a Catholic weekly to use the word “Allah”.
- The Prime Minister’s Department in a 10-point solution issued on April 2 last year allowed the Bible to be imported and printed locally in all languages, including Bahasa Malaysia.
Now the first point to note is that the High Court has decided on 31st December 2009 that the Catholic Weekly can use the word Allah. The decision by the High Court still stands and the Government of Malaysia respects the decision of the Court.
The second point to note is that the PM's Department has said on 2nd April, 2012 that the Bible can be imported and printed locally in all languages including Bahasa Malaysia.
So the issue of the Christians NOT being able to use the word Allah does not arise anymore. There is a High Court decision to that effect and the Court's decision is still in effect.
Plus no less than the Prime Minister's office has said that the Bible can be imported or printed locally in any language including Bahasa Malaysia. This issue also does not arise.
So what is tokong bodoh talking about? Saja nak main batu api to stir up hatreds among the people?
Just for the information of the tokong bodoh, the ISA has also been repealed. So has the Sedition Act. So please dont be asking for the ISA to be repealed, again and again.
However the Tokong Bodoh Lim Guan Eng must answer these stataments made by his own devilish partners the PAS :
- PAS Syura Council has decided that the word “Allah” cannot be used to describe God in any non-Muslim publications.
- The council in a written statement issued after a two-hour meeting to discuss the matter said ..it could not be used as the translation for the word “God” from any other language.
- “Therefore, translating ‘God’ or ‘Lord’ from any non-Muslim religious book into the word ‘Allah’ is forbidden
- “Therefore, it must be prevented,” read the six-paragraph statement signed by PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and his deputy Datuk Haron Din.
- DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng’s earlier Christmas message in which he said that non-Muslims should be allowed to use the word “Allah” in the Malay version of the Bible.