Published: Friday January 18, 2013 MYT 2:24:00 PM
Guan Eng not talking to BN media on Allah issue
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng still refuses to respond to PAS Syura Council's decision to reject the use of the word 'Allah' in the Malay-language Bible.
"I will not speak in front of the Barisan Nasional (BN) media," he said when asked to comment about the matter after attending the Thai Ponggal celebration at the Penang Hindu Endowments Board's office.
He then left the event as reporters continue to chase after him.
The Kalimah Allah became an issue when Lim, who is DAP secretary-general, in his speech during a Christmas celebration, called for the federal government to allow Christians to use the word Allah in the Malay-language Bible.
Lim's call received various protests, but was lauded by the opposition party leaders.
However, PAS and its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, made a u-turn in his stand and disagreed with Lim because the word of 'Allah' referred to the one and only God in Islam, and to allow other religion to use the word, according to Nik Aziz, was ridiculous. - Bernama
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