Penang can use ‘Allah’

From: Tanki <>
Subject: Re: Penang can use ‘Allah’

Who can use Allah, is not decided by God, but by these few corrupted

On Jan 19, 1:40 pm, Tanki <> wrote:

> KUALA LUMPUR: The use of the word “Allah” is allowed for non-Muslims
> in the Federal Territories, Penang, Sabah and Sarawak as the head of
> state is not a Sultan, according to Minister in Prime Minister’s
> Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.

> He added that the other states in the country had Islamic affairs
> enactments which prohibited the use of the word by non-Muslims.

> In the case of the Herald, Nazri said the Home Minister used the
> Printing Presses and Publications Act instead of the Islamic enactment
> to order the publication to stop using the word Allah as this case was
> brought up in Kuala Lumpur.

> Speaking to reporters after launching the public transport awareness
> campaign at Hentian Puduraya here yesterday, Nazri questioned the
> necessity for non-Muslims to use the Arabic word “Allah” when one
> could use “Tuhan” (God).

> He also said that any settlement or resolution to the “Allah”
> controversy should be resolved through the courts.

> Asked whether the Government would withdraw its appeal against the
> High Court ruling, Nazri said: “If we want to settle this out of
> court, it should be (Catholic Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur) Tan Sri
> Murphy Pakiam’s call as he was the one who had asked for a judicial
> review on the action taken by the Home Ministry against the Herald.

> “The Government cannot ignore the legal process. It didn’t bring the
> matter to the court, It was Pakiam.”

> Earlier, in his speech, Nazri said one of the reasons for the poor
> public transportation system in the country was the failure of the
> public to complain about offences committed by taxi or bus drivers.

> The people also took for granted that enforcement authorities would
> take action against errant public transport drivers.

> In PUTRAJAYA, Deputy Prime Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the
> Government would adopt a wait-and-see approach on the “Allah” issue
> but it would use dialogues with inter-religious groups to gain a
> better understanding on the issue.

> “We will wait for the court decision on the appeal – I do not want to
> (speak on the issue and seem to) pre-empt or pre-judge it.

> “We are not just looking at it from a legal angle and we will find
> ways to work together because while we are of different religious
> beliefs, we are part of 1Malaysia,” he told a press conference after
> launching the MyID system and the Heads of Government Agencies
> Conference yesterday.

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