Malaysian Govt. to decide on use of word the 'Allah': PAS

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Kota Baru, Mar 2 (ANI): Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS) spiritual adviser Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has said the use of the word 'Allah' by non-Muslims is allowed, but added that the Malaysian Government would decide the scope of where the word could be used.

"I don't want to interfere in this matter. Let the Federal Government decide," The Star quoted said Nik Aziz as saying.

Meanwhile, the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the Government's decision to ban the use of word 'Allah' was not only limited to the Herald but to all non-Muslim publications.

Earlier, Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar said that a February 16 government gazette lifting a ban on Christian publications to use the word 'Allah' would be rescinded.

The Government's stand on the ban has not changed, he added. (ANI)

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