10 Apr '11, 9am

Bibles stamped 'Christian Publication' in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR - THOUSANDS of Malay-language bibles impounded over their use of the word 'Allah' are to be stamped 'Christian Publication' in a bid to end a row with Muslims, the government said on Sunday. More than 35,000 bibles have been confiscated in the past two years after objections from Islamic leaders that Allah should not be used by non-Muslims. The holy books were later offered for release but most of them had already been stamped with serial numbers, government seals and the words 'For Christians Only', an act that Christians said amounted to 'desecration'. Idris Jala, a minister in the Prime Minister's Department, said that under a new deal with Christians, bibles headed for Sabah and Sarawak state on Borneo island, which are majority Christian, would be returned without any form of official marking and those already marked would have the stamping revoked. Howev...

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