Thursday January 31, 2013
Donít create disharmony, says former CJ
KUALA LUMPUR: The move by certain groups to continue to challenge the exclusivity of the kalimah Allah for Muslims could lead to religious and racial tension, warned former Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim.
He said Article 3 of the Federal Constitution establishes that Islam is the religion of the federation while other religions may be practised in peace and harmony.
“We live in a multiracial and multi-religious country and it is very irresponsible for any party to try and create disharmony by challenging to use the word Allah,” he said during the briefing session on the early draft of a memorandum to the Rulers Council to protect the sanctity of the kalimah Allah at the National Mosque yesterday.
The effort was organised by a group of non-governmental organisations.
Ahmad Fairuz is part of the drafting team along with Jati founder Datuk Dr Hasan Ali and former PAS deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa.