Excerpt below from an article in the Malay Mail today:
“the majority was not, is not, and will never be under attack in Malaysia here. It’s the minority groups. And they are the ones that the government should protect instead of sitting on the sidelines as others oppress them.”
The Malay Mail writer, Boo Su-Lyn, also says:
“If you are a Christian, you probably fear that the authorities may come knocking on your door one day demanding to seize and destroy your copy of the Al-Kitab, simply because it contains the word ‘Allah’.”
The Malaysian Insider DNA
Boo Su-Lyn used to work for The Malaysian Insider.
TMI in its article on 5 Jan 2014 quoted the then Bible Society of Malaysia president Lee Min Choon as saying “JAIS officials behaved like thugs”.
“Right from law school, we were taught that Islamic authorities only have jurisdiction over Muslims. But when I saw this bunch of thugs trying to force their way in, seizing our property and arresting me, I was utterly shocked and surprised that something like this could happen in Malaysia.”
Bible Society: JAIS can kick down church door
Other excerpts from the Bible Society president’s interview with TMI:
“You could be at home spending personal time with your husband and they could kick down the door because they are looking for a book with the word Allah in it,” he said. […]
“So unless something is done to address the situation, it can happen again tomorrow, Jais can kick down the door of the church today and burst into homes looking for the Alkitab. And they have the police to provide the jails to hold all those arrested,” he said.
Christians speak in one voice
What Boo is saying today (i.e. Christians fear that the authorities knock on their door to seize their copy of the ‘Allah’ Bible) echoes what the Bible Society president told TMI in his January interview a few months ago.
Christian reporters, Christian elders and church clergy sound one of a piece with the DAP evangelista leadership.
DAP Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming also challenged, “will Jais next raid the homes of every Christian suspected of possessing Bahasa Malaysia Bibles?”
Christians are “greatly disillusioned, fed-up and angered”
Bishop Ng Moon Hing is the current president of the Bible Society.
He believes that “only Jesus can usher in the perfect govt“.
When Bishop Ng was president of the Christian Federation of Malaysia, he issued a letter to all the churches to guide their flocks on how to vote wisely in GE13 (see below).
Previously, Bishop Ng as CFM president, said in a media statement on 10 March 2011 that Christians in Malaysia are “greatly disillusioned, fed-up and angered by the repeated detention of Bibles”. He said many Christians are “wondering why their Scriptures are considered a threat to national security”.