(Free Malaysia Today) - Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak shares the view of his Home Minister cousin Hishammuddin Hussein that Muslims are free to protest and express their views against a court decision which had allowed the Catholic newspaper Herald to use the word “Allah.”
As long as Friday’s demonstration did not spill over into something more serious, Najib told reporters that the government cannot stop people from protesting over the Allah issue.
However, he said that the authorities were prepared to face any situation.
"We hope the protests will not spill over. Better still if the protest is minimal," Najib said after opening the first 1Malaysia Clinic.
Najib said that the authorities could not stop groups from gathering at mosques and protesting there.
"As long as it doesn’t spill over into something serious, they can still express their views," he said.
Hishammuddin had also stated yesterday that the government did not prohibit the people from expressing their views on the Allah issue but action will be taken if the protests affected security.
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