Tujuan dokumen ini adalah untuk menjelaskan secara ringkas kepada orang-orang Kristian yang tidak faham bila, kenapa dan bagaimana Gereja-gereja di Malaysia menggunakan kata ‘Allah’. Ia juga untuk orang Kristian yang keliru tentang bagaimana harus bertindak apabila berhadapan dengan orang bukan Islam yang jahil tentang penggunaan kata ‘Allah’ dalam agama Kristian.

Kita terus berdoa untuk berkat kebijaksanaan dan keberanian moral dari Tuhan kepada Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Raja-Raja, Perdana Menteri dan ahli-ahli Kabinet beliau, kesemua Mentri Besar negeri dan Ketua Menteri dan juga ahli-ahli Majlis Eksekutif mereka, dan semua Ahli Parlimen kita dan Wakil Rakyat Negeri, bahawa mereka akan mewakili rakyat dengan penuh tanggungjawab dan integriti, kejujuran dan mentadbir dengan adil, sentiasa mengecapi kebaikan bersama.

We continue to pray for the blessings of wisdom and moral courage from Almighty God to be upon our Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, the Rulers, the Prime Minister and members of his Cabinet, the state Mentri Besar and the Chief Ministers and members of their Executive Councils, and all our Members of Parliament and State Assembly persons, that they may represent the Rakyat with responsibility and integrity, and govern honestly and fairly, seeking always the common good.

The objective of this document is to explain briefly to those Christians who do not understand when, why and how Churches in Malaysia use the word ‘Allah. It is also for Christians who are confused about how to respond, when confronted by the ignorance of non-Muslims about the Christian use of the word ‘Allah’.

The Christian community is appalled by the recent statements reportedly made by the Mentri Besar of Kedah and the Minister of Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government on the issue of the use of the word “Allah” in the Al-Kitab.

The CFM views with great alarm the reported three deaths in police custody over the past 11 days from May 21st to June 1st. These three men were remanded for police investigations but met untimely deaths in the police lockups in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Tampin.

Press Statement - 5 February 2013

The Malaysian Consultative Council Of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) is of the view that Article 11 of the Federal Constitution sufficiently provides for and safeguards the right of each person to profess and practice one's religion of choice. Further, Article 11 (3) expressly provides that every religious group has the right to manage its own religious affairs.