A worshipper arrives at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan. Photo: AP
A worshipper arrives at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan. Photo: AP
Malaysia

Malaysian court’s decision to allow use of ‘Allah’ by Christians heralds political, social tension

  • Analysts say the ruling is unlikely to close the chapter in a saga that has run for more than a decade, with conservative Muslim groups already challenging it
  • The decision is also seen as a political fault line as the ruling Perikatan Nasional coalition led by embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin gears up for an election

A worshipper arrives at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan. Photo: AP
A worshipper arrives at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan. Photo: AP
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