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October 31, 2013

No decision yet to stand by Catholic Church on Allah appeal

Herald AllahSabah Law Association

The Sabah Law Association (SLA) categorically denies that a decision was made on October 26, 2013 at the executive committee meeting to “stand side by side with the Catholic Church when the Allah case goes before the Federal Court” as was reported in The Malaysian Insider website.

The SLA does, however, take cognisance of the materiality, serious significance and sensitivity of the matter by all parties concerned.

There are clearly far-reaching consequences of the Court of Appeal decision vis-a-vis the relevant Articles of the Federal Constitution and the 1963 Malaysian Agreement. (more…)

May 16, 2013

Muslim lawyers: Act against Christian group using ‘Allah’


The Malaysian Muslim Lawyers Association (PPMM) has urged for action to be taken against the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF) for using the word ‘Allah’ in one of its programmes.

“PPMM calls on Muslim NGOs or any Muslim individuals to come forward and lodge police reports for investigations to commence.

“State Islamic religious authorities can also lodge police reports for investigations and appropriate action to be taken against those who breached the enactment (on prohibition for use of the word ‘Allah’),” said PPMM president Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar.

Zainul (left) pointed out that a court case on whether non-Muslims could use the world ‘Allah’ was still ongoing and until then, enactments in several states preventing non-Muslims from using the word ‘Allah’ still stands. (more…)

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