» 01/27/2015, 00.00
MALAYSIA - ISLAM
For the archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, the word "Allah" can be used in the Bible and in the Mass
In a pastoral letter, the prelate spoke about the legal dispute between the weekly Herald and the government. The court's decision is limited to the Catholic publication, he said. Thus, the word can be used in other contexts and publications. For Mgr Leow, the faithful must be a people of "faith and hope," fighting for justice and the truth.
21/01/2015 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Malaysia's Federal Court dismisses Catholic case for the use of the word Allah
Five justices rejected unanimously the appeal filed by the Herald and the Church. For Catholic priest, this is a wrong decision that can affect minority rights. Muslim Lawyers Association, this should be the end of the long-running controversy.
Malaysia , Christians banned from using "Allah ". Catholics announce appeal
This morning the appeals court ruled that the word be “exclusively" used by Muslims . The director of "Malaysia Herald", Fr. Lawrence, expresses " disappointment and shock " and announces appeal to the Federal Court to seek redress. Minister of the State of Sarawak (Borneo ) states : Here Christians can continue to use the word Allah.
11/09/2013 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Malaysia , the courts of appeal refer verdict on the use of the word "Allah" to October
Appeal hearing opened yesterday , with assistance from the lawyers of the Interior Ministry and the lawyer of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur. For the government it is a "religious" matter, for Catholics defense of a " constitutional right " . The prime minister could "politicize " the story to garner electoral support . Director of the Catholic Herald : " Optimistic " .
New attack against Christians in Malaysia: the ninth in four days
Violence linked to the controversy on the use of the word Allah shows no sign of abating. Today a church in the central state of Negeri Sembilan was targeted. Yesterday, four other attacks against churches and Christian schools. Despite the violence, the faithful attended Sunday mass.
Malaysia: Four Christian churches attacked over controversy on the use of "Allah"
Three Protestant places of worship, and one Catholic in the sights of Islamic fundamentalists. The offices of Metro Tabernacle Church damaged. Cars owned by Catholics vandalised. The director of the Catholic weekly Herald confirms "pressure" on government and judiciary to "cancel the Supreme Court ruling."
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