Sabah churches welcome PM's assurance on use of 'Allah'

Sabah churches welcome PM's assurance on use of 'Allah'

KOTA KINABALU - The Sabah Council of Churches welcomes Prime Minis­ter Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's assurance that Christians in Sabah and Sarawak can continue using the word "Allah".

The council's chairman Datuk Thomas Tsen said they were happy with the good news. However, he was sad that their counterparts in peninsular Malaysia were not allowed to use the word.

Tsen also said it is not the nature of Christians to fight as they are peace-loving people.

Tsen said the church is also praying for peace and harmony of the country, as well as for the government leaders so that they may have the wisdom to have holistic policies for the country.

On Monday, Najib reassured Christians in Sabah and Sarawak that they can use the word "Allah" and that the contents in the 10-Point Agreement decided by the Cabinet would be maintained for the two states.

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