Many Faiths, One Nation: our vision for Malaysia


29th March 2011


The MCCBCHST refers to news report in STAR today (29/03/2011) that Pembela has lodged a police report against this council alleging that seditious remarks were made over Bahasa Malaysia Bible issue.

The MCCBCHST action has so far been in accordance with the Law and the Constitution to protest against the Desecration of the Christians Malay Bible. How could defending one’s religious and constitutional rights through lawful means ever amount to sedition.

In fact the action of Pembela in filling a police report is tantamount to intimidation and may also be seditious because it appears to be calculated to confuse the people to act against the Council. In fact, Pembela should not be involved as the conditions imposed by Government do not refer to their Holy Scriptures.

We further note that Pembela did not mention the PAS Vice President Salahuddin Ayub’s name in their report (they had mentioned 2 other names) for he had clearly reiterated his party’s stand in Parliament on 27/3/2011 that Christians have the right to use the word Allah to refer to God. We believe that PAS is the leading and acknowledged Body to know about Islam and Pembela should approach them to have a better understanding.

Reverend Dr. Thomas Philips


March 29, 2011 - Posted by | Public Statements

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