The Home Ministry has filed a notice of its appeal at the Court of Appeal against a High Court ruling that allowed the Catholic paper Herald to use the word “Allah” to describe the Christian God in its Bahasa Malaysia edition.
It will also file an appeal to stay the execution of the Dec 31 court decision that has angered many Muslim Malaysians who feel it can confuse them and affect their faith.
Only God knows how these Muslim Malaysians can be confused by the use of "Allah" by others to describe Him.
How can a person's faith be so easily affected? Only God knows...
Calling God by any name means love, inclusiveness, forgiveness and divine.
It is a shame that we quarrel over how we should call Him. Is this a sign of growing conservatism in Malaysia? UMNO has protested against the court's decision to reverse the ban. UMNO, UMNO and UMNO again...Why must this party be associated with all the bad news?
Malaysians should focus on corruption, rising crime, abuse of power, arrogance of power and fame, racism and the environment instead.