TEMPO.CO, Kuala Lumpur – Islamic authorities in Selangor, Malaysia, confiscated 321 Bibles from a Christian group for using the word ‘Allah’ to refer to God on Thursday, January 2, 2014.“We were notified that we are under investigation because we are violating the Law in Selangor. Non-Moslem citizens are prohibited from using the word ‘Allah’,” said the Head of the Bible community Lee Min Choon yesterday, as quoted by Reuters.
The confiscation was carried out after the Malaysian Court ruled that the Arabic word is exclusive to the majority of Melayu Muslim.
Experts asserted that the decision might be a plot to deter the public resentment towards Prime Minister Najib Razak’s administration for issuing subsidy budget cuts for electricity, fuel and sugar
Friday, 03 January, 2014