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About 100 turn up at rally in Malaysia to protest Christians' use of 'Allah'

Published on Jan 5, 2014 2:17 PM
 
Malaysian Muslim activists shout slogans during a rally after Malaysian Islamic authorities seized hundreds of Bibles from a Christian group over the use of the word "Allah" in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur on Jan 5, 2014. Selangor Umno members attended a rally against the Christians' use of 'Allah' on Sunday morning in Klang, despite party orders to stay away. -- PHOTO: AFP

KLANG - Selangor Umno members attended a rally against the Christians' use of 'Allah' on Sunday morning in Klang, despite party orders to stay away.

The rally, originally planned in front of the Lady of Lourdes Church to protest The Herald editor father Lawrence Andrew for calling on Christians to continue using the word 'Allah' in their Malay prayers, was moved to a field nearby after a backlash from critics.

About 100 people turned up at Sultan Sulaiman Club field, comprising members of Gerakan Masyarakat Prihatin, Jati, Isma and Pekida Meru division along with Umno Selangor members, Malaysiakini reported.

Kapar Umno deputy chief Saroni Judi who was present said he was worried that the use of 'Allah' by Christians would be abused.

 
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