Home Ministry to probe Catholic paper’s action

The Home Ministry will investigate claims that the “Herald – The Catholic Weekly” was still using the word “Allah” despite the government’s decision prohibiting the publication from doing so.

Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said the decision to disallow the weekly from using the word “Allah” was a government’s decision and not that of the ministry.
“The case is not yet disposed of by the court. They should have waited for the court’s decision and not think as if they have all the rights and others don’t,” he told reporters after attending the ministry’s monthly gathering today.
“We have been tolerant towards other religions; If we decide to ban the publication, they will get angry and accuse us of stifling freedom.”
In May, the High Court granted leave to the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur to apply for a judicial review against the Home Ministry’s decision to prohibit the weekly from using the world “Allah”. – Bernama