Christians The Herald can use the term Allah but…
Posted on February 26th, 2009 by Lilian • Filed under: Faith
I posted the news on Christian publications can use the word “Allah” which is published on The Star Online website.
However, I received an email from the Catholic Lawyers Society quote here :
[Webmaster : Clement Lopez is a member of the Catholic Lawyers’ Society, KL].
A latest Gazette dated 16.2.2009 issued under para.22(1)(c) of the Internal Security Act 1960 states as follows : –
“…The printing, publication, sale, issue, circulation
and possession of any document and publication relating
to Christianity containing the words “Allah”, “Kaabah”,
Baitullah” and “Solat” are prohibited unless on
the front cover of the document and publication
are written with the words “FOR CHRISTIANITY…”.
Webmaster, CLS 2009.
So, to safeguard myself and my Faith Journey blog, I have also put up “Untuk Agama Kristian” in the header. From what I understand, failing to adhere to the above Gazette will see the party under ISA. Don’t play-play, wei.
Anyway, as a Catholic, I praise and thank God that wisdom prevails. Though I don’t use the term Allah in my writings, I do rejoice that the ban has been lifted, though with an extra Gazette.