Archive for April, 2011

CFM Response to Government 10-point Solution

April 14, 2011

10-point SOLUTION AD HOC AND SHORT-TERM RESOLUTION

The Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) takes note of the Prime Minister’s letter dated 11 April 2011 in relation to the collective decision of the Cabinet on the 10-point solution to address the Alkitab or Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia Bible and other related issues.

We consider the 10-point solution to be an ad hoc and short-term resolution to the two consignments of Alkitab which have been impounded at Port Klang and the Port of Kuching. (more…)

Fact sheet on Alkitab controversy

April 11, 2011

* This fact sheet on the Alkitab controversy was published in The Herald on April 10, 2011.

The recent government offer was released to the public on April 2 evening. The headlines of the news in some mainstream media appear to imply that the issue has been resolved. This fact sheet seeks to clarify the Catholic Church’s present position and future course of action. (more…)

Response to 10-point Press Statement by Idris Jala: A Cautious Welcome Given Unaddressed Root Problem

April 4, 2011

It is right that Christians should cautiously welcome the 10-point press statement released by Datuk Idris Jala. LINK

We should welcome the statement since the government has at last conceded that Christians have the right to use the Alkitab without restrictions. But we must also receive it with caution since the statement does not address the root problem of the present crisis, i.e., the Allah issue. Unless the root problem is resolved, the government’s concession will only amount to a temporary act of expediency that can easily be overridden by later administrative directives. (more…)