Monday, 18 January 2010

Malaysia Appeal Questions Use of word "Allah"

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia turbulent. Government and the people reacted strongly to the Kuala Lumpur court decision that allows the use of the word "Allah" by the Catholic weekly magazine The Herald to call God.

Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Razak, as quoted by Antara from various media Malaysia said, would immediately appeal to the high court and facing the lord Agong Mizan Zainal Abidin to report this case as an attempt to calm the anger of the people.

Kuala Lumpur court's decision was issued last December 31, 2009. As quoted by Bernama news agency, Judge Datuk Lau Bee Lan The Herald has decided perlembagaan right to use the word "God" for the purpose of teaching and education to the adherents of the Catholic Religion.

Datuk Lau also said, according to the law is not the fault of non-Muslims use the word "God" if it is used not for the purpose of spreading the religion to Muslims.

Rakyat Malaysia reacted strongly to the court's decision was due to Kuala Lumpur in the Malaysian Constitution, Islam is the official religion of Malaysia and the word "Allah" is the exclusive property of Muslims. The reaction was also shown by a number of demonstrations. (MLA)