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February 24, 2017

“The Malaysian Counsultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taosim (MCCBCHST) is gravely concerned with Hadi’s Private Members Bill which will be coming up for debate soon in our Federal Parliament. As the Bill will have far –reaching consequences for the Nation, the MCCBCHST feels duty bound to issue this open letter to Members of Parliament to do their duty as required by their oath of office to protect our Federal Constitution.”

You may be interested to read the post and download the 8-page document in PDF format at



Did JAIS Act in Accordance with the Law in BSM Raid?

January 23, 2014

The STAR reported on 23 Jan 2013 that,

Only police officers with the rank of Inspector or higher are permitted to make seizures without warrants depending on the circumstances. Under Section 62 of the Criminal Proce­dure Code (CPC), only such officers are allowed to enter premises and conduct seizures without warrants, provided they have plausible cause to do so. (more…)

Sidang Injil Borneo Sabah: Pastoral Communique to Leaders and Members

October 28, 2013

Sidang Injil Borneo Sabah: Pastoral Communique to Leaders and Members

Ref:SIB(P): 300-6(1083)13
Date:  28 October 2013

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, let us not be misled by the assurance uttered by certain quarters that we can use the word ‘Allah’ to refer to God in Sabah and Sarawak. It is more than just about a word; it is about the fundamental right to worship God in the way we have been doing for generations without hindrance.

The decision of the Court of Appeal against the Herald puts new restrictions on our human and constitutional right to freedom of religion. Nevertheless, we urge you to continue your friendship with your Muslim brothers and sisters and to extend love to them as you have always done’ We want to assure them that our court action is not against them or Islam but against the wrongful conduct of the Federal government and its officials. (more…)

Appeal Court Inept Judgment Based on Internet Research LINK

October 15, 2013

The Court of Appeal in Putrajaya on 14/10/2013 over-ruled the earlier decision by Justice Lau Bee Lan in the Kuala Lumpur High Court to allow Christians (Herald) to use the word Allah. The wide ramifications of the Appeal Court decision calls for careful analysis to ascertain whether it is based on accurate facts which are foundational for a coherently argued and impartial judgment. I shall focus on the judgment delivered by one of the three judges, Justice Mohd Nawawi bin Salleh since it ostensibly examines the facts pertaining to the legitimacy of Christians (the Herald) using the word Allah.

The Native Bumiputera Christians Have Spoken: Betray Not Our Freedom of Religion Guaranteed by the Malaysia Agreement

October 11, 2013

It becomes clearer by the day that Malaysian Islamic authorities have chosen to ignore all the intellectual, historical and linguistic arguments supporting the inherent right of Malaysian Christians to use the word Allah which they have been using for centuries. The rule for unjust and oppressive authorities is – when one loses the rational argument, claim legitimacy by manipulating the legal system and intimidate the other side in the name of national security.

Their intellectual bankruptcy becomes glaring when premier Islamic institutions in the country insist on the ban because the word Allah is not found in the English Bible, and therefore, Malaysian Christians must have insidious motives for using the word.

This argument is irrelevant, if not bizarre since the present issue is not whether Christians have the right to use the English Bible. The issue is whether Bumiputera Christians have the right to use the Malay language Bible, the Alkitab.

Not that the Muslim authorities don’t know that our Bumiputera Christians have been using the word long before they was a country called Malaysia, or Malaya for that matter. There are none so blind (deaf) as those who will not see (hear).

Well, the native Bumiputera Christians have spoken! (more…)

Minister Claims “Malaysia Not Founded or Endorsed as Secular State.” Really?

October 23, 2012

Datuk Nazri Aziz has effectively denied the fact that the Federal Constitution views Malaysia as a secular state. He trades on the ambiguity of the phrase in article 3 of the Constitution, “Islam is the religion of the Federation”. He argues against the secular nature of the Constitution since, “A secular country does not expressly identify one religion as its official religion.” The Malaysian Insider quotes Nazri, “Malaysia was founded on the basis of an Islamic government, under the Malay rulers as head of the religion… The word secular does not exist at all anywhere in our federal constitution.”

Nazri conveniently ignores the fact that the term “official religion” is not used at all in article 3. He ignores the caveats in article 3(2) which circumscribes the position of Islam in this article that refers to “acts, observances or ceremonies”, and article 3(4), “Nothing in this Article derogates from any other provision of this Constitution” which elsewhere has been clearly defined as secular. (more…)

ISA May be Repealed in Bold Letters but Maintained in Fine Print

April 18, 2012

Prime Minister Najib Razak promised to abolish the ISA (Internal Security Act 1960) recently – a convenient promise with General Elections round the corner. He seems to make good his promise by tabling in Parliament the Security Offences (Special Measures) Bill 2012.

But voters beware! We know that the legal ‘reforms’ of the BN government work just like insurance policies, “What the bold print giveth, the fine print taketh away.” Don’t miss out the exclusion clauses in the fine print too. (more…)

Allah Word: The Bare Historical Facts Presented

March 17, 2010

Allah Word: Facts and Time-line

“Why do you want to fight the Malaysian government over the use of the word Allah?” This question crops up now and then in our discussion groups.

The inquirer may be well intentioned, but he is obviously ill-informed. The best answer to this question is to present the facts of history which show clearly that it is not the Malaysian Church that wants to fight the government; it is rather the case of the government pushing the Church with one demand after another until the Church’s back is pressed against the wall. The Church has no option but to appeal to the Court to seek redress and justice. (more…)