KDN says it never prohibited Bahasa in Herald…

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… but the latest Herald edition just out this weekend comes without the usual eight-page Malay supplement. And that’s thanks to a Home Ministry (KDN) letter at the end of last year, prohibiting the paper from publishing in Malay until the court decides if it can use the term “Allah”.

A subsequent KDN letter reversed the ban – but still left a couple of conditions intact – after the Archbishop had sent a letter to the Home Ministry, giving it seven days to think about the ban.

Wonder if all this back-tracking has anything to do with the by-election in Kuala Terengganu.

The Malay supplement is expected to resume next week – but will the Church drop the use of the term “Allah” pending a court decision on the matter, as the KDN would like?

This report from The Star today:

Govt not against ‘Herald’ publishing in BM

PETALING JAYA: The Home Ministry has never prohibited the use of Bahasa Malaysia in the Roman Catholic Church’s publication Herald.

“The Ministry is only against the use of the word ‘Allah’ to refer to God.

“The correct and appropriate translation for God in Bahasa Malaysia or Melayu is ‘Tuhan’,” said the ministry’s Quran Publication Control and Text Division Secretary Che Din Yusoh in a statement on Friday.

Che Din made the statement in response to the Council of Churches Youth Committee statement on Wednesday that said it regretted the Ministry’s ruling prohibiting the publication from using Bahasa Malaysia.

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Comperative Religion

joehancl

This govt. is going around in circles. Such govt.s are never built on integrity. ….

kittykat46

“Wonder if all this back-tracking has anything to do with the by-election in Kuala Terengganu”

Yes, yes, yes….this by-election could end up being decided with double digit majorities. The Christian community in KT is quite small, but every single vote counts.

But we all know the truth, which no amount of back-pedalling is going to change….

Samuel Goh Kim Eng

FANCY FANNING THE BAN ON GOD’S PLAN

Imagine lopsided ‘dispute’ over one ‘word’ causes a ‘language’ to be ‘banned’
Why on God’s earth is there such a need for this matter to be openly ‘fanned’
When all only know too well that no human beings can go against any of God’s plan
Regardless of all those involved directly or indirectly really belong to the same clan

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng – 100109
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Sat. 10th Jan. 2009.

Tuah

I can only say one thing. The minister of that place and the people there are just liars. If they can lie in the face of clear evidence, they would lie about everything.

How can we ever believe what this govt say?

amoker

A lying culture again. HOw can they said that they are not banning Herald to use BM when they did. It is a catch 22 where if Herald agrees, they will loose the suit to use “allah”. IF they did not agree, the QUran division will say that they did not ban the BM portion. HOw can the religious chap in QUran division be so cunning?….

bangsa Cina Malaysia

ASALAMUALAIKUM,

UGAMA ISLAM DAN UGAMA KRISTIAN (NASRANI) SAMA SAMA BAIK.

ISLAM JUGA MENGHORMATI NABI ISA (JESUS CHRIST) ANAK KEPADA MARIAM (MARY) DAN YUSOF (JOSEPH)
MALAHAN NABI ISA DI ANGGAP SEBAGAI SALAH SE ORANG NABI YANG UTAMA DALAM QURAN BERSAMA SAMA
NABI MUHAMMAD.

SAYA BERPENDAPAT ISLAM DAN KRISTIAN INI SEBAGAI UGAMA YANG SAMA.

PERSAMAAN ADALAH BERIKUT :-

ADAM DAN HAWA = ADAM AND EVE

IBRAHIM = ABRAHAM

ISA = JESUS

YUSOF = JOSEPH

DAUD = DAVID

SULAIMAN = SOLOMON

MUSA = MOSES

ORANG ISLAM DAN ORANG KRISTIAN ADALAH SAHABAT DAN TAK SEPATUTNYA BERKELAHI.

Han2

The flipflop culture is has trancended downwards even to the underlings in the ministries, sad.

lucia

gee, has che din become judge and jury by saying that the correct translation for god in BM is tuhan?

herald will not only come up with a bumper issue in bahasa next week but will also continue to use the world allah… until the outcome of the court hearing.

Change

I have said to you to speak the truth is a painful thing. To be forced to tell lies is much worse.

— Oscar Wilde