Bible Society Raid By JAIS – Was It Really BLATANT DISREGARD to Cabinet’s 10-point Solution?
First and foremost, I would like to thank the Star, for putting up the ’10-point solution’ by the Cabinet/Government, following the ‘eruption’ of the ‘kalimah Allah’ issue.
I believe, huge number of Muslims in the country are not fully aware of the content of the ’10-point solution’ reached by the Cabinet in 2011. That huge number includes me….I’ve been looking around for a copy of the ’10-point solution’, but could not find one. Infact, I’ve been wondering whether the ’10-point solution’ decided by the Cabinet had in any way compromised the Muslims opposition against the use of ‘kalimah Allah’ by the Christian, in the Malay Peninsula part of Malaysia.
However, after going through the ’10-point solution’ as put up on page 4 of the Star, the first thing I found out is that THERE IS NO MENTION OF THE ‘KALIMAH ALLAH’ at all in each of the 10-points. However, among the 10-points, its clearly stated that bibles in all languages can be imported and printed locally….which deems to include bibles in Bahasa Melayu. However, what was exactly the STANDS of the ’10-point solution’ on the THE USE OF KALIMAH ALLAH in the Bahasa Melayu version of the Bible, which is CENTRAL POINT OF CONTENTION by the Muslims?
The Muslims are not against the circulation of the bibles among the Christians, in any language, including Bahasa Melayu, BUT the Muslims are AGAINST THE USE OF THE WORD ‘ALLAH’ BY THE CHRISTIANS in whatever language the bibles are printed.
From my understanding of the ’10-point solution’ as put up in the Star, clearly, the Cabinet/Government is not against the use of bibles in Bahasa Melayu. However, the fact that the issue of the use of ‘kalimah Allah’ in Bahasa Melayu version of the bible was LEFT OUT, or NOT INCLUDED, in the ’10-point solution’ is a clear indication that the Government, when deciding on the ’10-point solution’ then, were aware that the matter was still pending ‘judgements’ in the courts of law.
The latest judgement by the Appeal Court was that the Christians are not allowed to use the term ALLAH. However, the Christians are appealing against the judgement in the Federal Court. Unless and until, the judgement by the Appeal Court is overturned by the Federal Court, the ‘judgement’ disallowing the Christians to use the term ALLAH in their publications is THE LAW OF THE DAY. Meaning, whoever commits the act of distributing Bahasa Melayu version of the bible which use the term ALLAH, is actually acting against the LAW OF THE DAY.
As such, I really wonder, on what basis the National Unity Consultative Council(NUCC) are taking the view that the raid by JAIS was a ‘blatant disregard’ to the ’10-point solution’. How can the NUCC be blinded by the fact that ITS THE CHURCHES who are acting in BLATANT DISREGARD to the LAW OF THE DAY.
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