The anti-Malay Chinese Chauvinist party DAP got another murka from another HRH Malay Ruler. This time from HRH Sultan Selangor for an obvious statement to insult Islam as the religion of the Federation of Malaysia and the Malays at large.
Published: Tuesday January 8, 2013 MYT 2:29:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday January 8, 2013 MYT 4:03:30 PM
Selangor Sultan expresses regret over Guan Eng’s ‘Allah’ statement
PETALING JAYA: The Sultan of Selangor has expressed his shock and regret over DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng‘s recent statement urging the Federal Government to allow the word “Allah” to be used in the Malay version of the Bible.
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah had called for an emergency meeting with members of the Selangor Islamic Affairs Council (Mais), Selangor mufti as well as high-ranking officials of Mais and Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) on Jan 6 over the matter.
“The Sultan of Selangor has made a decision and decreed that the word Allah is a sacred word specific for Muslims and prohibited to be used by any non-Muslim religion in Selangor as stated in a fatwa and gazetted on Feb 18, 2010,” Mais secretary Datuk Mohd Misri Idris said in a statement Tuesday.
He said the Sultan had released the same fatwa regarding the use of the word “Allah” three years ago when the issue first surfaced.
“Tuanku is disappointed that the decree was taken lightly by some parties and the same issue brought up again,” he said in a statement.
Mohd Misri said Sultan Sharafuddin has instructed Mais and Jais to take stern action against anyone, whether non-Muslim or Muslim, who questioned the fatwa released according to the provisions of law in Selangor.
He said Section 9 of the Non-Muslim Enactment 1988 clearly prohibited the use of the word “Allah” from being used by non-Muslims in anything related to their religion.
“They can be charged with disobeying this provision,” he said.
This is not the first time HRH Sultan Selangor spoke against aggressive attempts by some Christians to encroach into the sanctity of Islam. The JAIS raid for anti-proselytisation at Damansara Utama Methodist Church on 6 August 2011 caught the Selangor Head of Islam’s attention and defended JAIS’s operation.
For the record, HRH Sultan Selangor also expressed his gross displeasure on 5 Aug 2010 for the attempt to use ‘Allah’ for God in Malay bibles. National Fatwa Council decided on 5 May 2008 that “The word ‘Allah’ is only for Muslims and there must be serious effort to limit the use of there word in accordance with the Federal Constitution”.
Christians have been seen as trying to encroach into the sanctity of Islam as the religion of the Federation of Malaysia and an attempt to anger the Malays with their demand to have the ‘Allah’ in place of ‘Tuhan’ in Malay bibles and made available in Semenanjung Malaysia. Opposition parties especially the anti-Malay DAP made it worse by continuously fanning the issue aloud.
Malay Rulers are the absolute decision making authority for Islam matters in the nine states they rule as sovereign Constitutional Rulers.
The fact that DAP continuously kept the matter alive and aloud depicts their sinister agenda to anger the majority Malays, who find the matter as a major insult against Islam. This is part of the Opposition’s ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy to attain attention, as a prelude to create a chaotic and destabilized Malaysia. That is part of their ‘Malaysian Spring’ game to gain international assistance whenever the authorities and majority clamp against them and their intolerable insults.
August last year, for Selangor Exco in-charge of Islamic Affairs and PAS Commissioner Dato’ Dr Hassan Md Ali revealed that ‘churches have special units to protelyse‘, including Muslims. The churches’ demand to have ‘Allah’ instead of ‘God’ in Malay bibles and allow for distribution in Semenanjung Malaysia has been seen to facilitate the agenda to proselytize into Christianity.
Federal Constitution Article 11 (4) prohibits any proselytisation any nature against any Muslim.