Saturday, January 5, 2008

Herald 'Allah-less'

Hot on the heels of scandals n accusations, many of you are aware of the decision announced by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdulllah Mohd Zin that the cabinet had disallowed Catholic publication Herald from using the words Allah, Solat, Kaabah and Baitullah in its weekly’s Bahasa Malaysia section.

“One of the reasons given to uphold the restriction is because that it has long been the practice of this country that the word Allah refers to God according to the Muslim faith,” said Abdullah according to the Star.

It was only proper for other religions to use the word God and not Allah when referring to their God in respective beliefs, he added.

Click the link below for the full story by blogger Lucia Lai. If I start talking about it, all bombastic words all will come out if you know what i mean.. =)

On my part...fine... they don't want us non-Muslims to use the word 'Allah' rite.. So from now on, I guess all primary and secondary non-Muslim students in all schools in Selangor and Johor are exempted from singing their state anthems respectively? Why? Both of them contain 'Allah' what.. ;)

Why I'm writing this post? Because I remember being asked to sing that %&@#! anthem in school...

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