Thursday, January 21, 2010


I am not a Muslim. If I were, I would be very confused. I would be at risk of converting to Christianity.

I am not a Christian. If I were, I would be even more confused. Who wouldn't be?

Mark the following statements True or False:

~ Christians can't use the word "Allah" for their God. Period.
~ Christians in Malaysia can't use the word.
~ Only Christians in Sabah and Sarawak can use the word.
~ Christians in Penang can also use it, as the head of state is not a Sultan.
~ Now Christians in the Federal Territory can use it too.

If you had marked all True, you would have scored 100%. Congrats! You have been paying attention to statements issued by Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.

I am a God-loving Malaysian, and I am just as confused.

Does the minister's personal opinion reflect the PM's stand (and the government's) on the matter? After all, he is supposed to represent the PM. Is it right for him to make public statements on the dispute when the court has yet to decide?

Does it mean that bibles imported from Indonesia can be used in the four states mentioned above? What about the states of Malacca and Negeri Sembilan? Both states do not have a Sultan. Does this imply that when Christians travel around Malaysia, they cannot bring along their bible depending on which state they are in?

I am from Johor. Can I use "Allah" on the Internet?

Perhaps in the coming days, the Honourable Minister might issue another statement: Now ALL states can use the word "Allah".

Let's wait and see. But I won't be holding my breath.

But the most ludicrous statement of all must surely be that issued by our former PM:

And his reasoning?



இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

Would appreciate it if you could add in another box with "Confused" in between "True" and "False" then probably I should score 100% by ticking the center box. TQ

Unknown said...

Maybe the Holocaust was a figment of the Madhatter's imagination too??!! Hope you are well!
xxx Becky

pinsysu said...

TDM: "if they can make avatar, they can make anything."

agree with him totally ... they made Mahathir, din they? now the Msians are really pissed by USA for this ...

talk abt manufacturing things, TDM u da man, u da man ...