The Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) in its Merdeka Day message said that the country is “witnessing an escalation in ethnic and religious extremism, where unchecked sectarian forces of hatred and bigotry, often fuelled by misinformation and misinterpretation, lies and inflammatory speeches, are ripping apart the social fabric of our nation that had been built on the principles of moderation and multi-culturalism”.
“Rata-rata orang bukan Islam di Malaysia tidak senang dengan kedudukan agama Islam sebagai agama Persekutuan,” said former Chief Justice Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad.
“Mereka mahu agama-agama mereka juga diberi kedudukan yang sama,” Tun Hamid said in a speech when he buka puasa with Perkasa last week.
Penyelesaian 10 Perkara iaitu surat Najib Razak bertarikh 11 April 2011 kepada pengerusi Christian Federation of Malaysia, Uskup Ng Moon Hing, tidak sekalipun menyebut tentang lafaz ‘Allah’.
Bishop Ng Moon Hing thinks that Christians as well as Malaysia as a whole are under threat from “a few groups of extremists” whose agenda is to destroy our country’s muhibbah.
Bishop Ng is a Bersih supporter so the extremist groups he means cannot be the pro-Pakatan ones. Please take a guess as to which groups Bishop Ng considers as extremist. Continue reading “Bishop Ng on persecution and Christian-bashing by extremist groups”
A Malaysiakini column by Dr KJ John today:
Insular view on ‘Allah’?
By KJ John
This Arabic and pre-Islamic word used for some specific meanings of God as the Almighty, has arisen to become the centre of a “manufactured” inter-religious controversy in Malaysia.
“Rise up”, called Bishop Ng Moon Hing to the Malaysian Church, aside from urging Christians to come out and vote.