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A compromise solution for “Allah” usage

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Malaysia is a multi-religious nation, a compromise solution is needed for this sensitive issue before the situation is out of control.

My proposals are

1. Allah can only be used by the Christian churches in East Malaysia.

2. Allah cannot be used by non-Muslims for whatever purpose in West Malaysia. For example, Allah in the state anthems has to be modified to Tuhan.

I wrote my posting on 9 Jan, and some UMNO politicians with brain finally see my proposal is only sensible way to resolve Allah dispute.

Govt okays ‘Allah’ for East Malaysian Christians

By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 – The government today said that it allows the use of the word “Allah” by East Malaysian Christians when referring to God in the Malay language.

The apparent concession is seen as a damage control move as Christians in the states of Sabah and Sarawak primarily conduct church services in the Malay language.

In an interview with a Kuching-based daily, The Borneo Post, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz (picture) said the word has been used traditionally in the two states and that the local Muslims […]