The “Allah” issue is likely to spark partisan jockeying and deep division until we build consensus on a fundamental question. Is our national language of Bahasa Melayu – or is it Bahasa Malaysia – the language of all Malaysians or does it just belong to those who profess Islam and practice Malay customs?
Corrected on 29 Jan 2009 at 11.40am “The use of the word ‘Allah’ by non-Muslims may arouse sensitivity and create confusion amongst the Muslims in this country.” FORMER Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Abdullah Md Zin, quoted on 4 Jan 2008. He was elaborating on a cabinet decision to hold as exclusive […]
KUALA TERENGGANU, 2 Dec 2008: The status of Bahasa Malaysia (BM) must be changed to the language of acquiring knowledge so that it could be developed to be on par with the English language, said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim. He said that in line with the English language which was used as […]