Allow Bible in Bahasa Malaysia: Christian Federation
PETALING JAYA: The Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) has called on the Government to re-look its restriction on Bibles written in Bahasa Malaysia.
CFM vice-chairman Rev Dr Eu Hong Seng said considering that Bahasa Malaysia is the national language, it was perplexing that the Bible in Bahasa Malaysia was classified under Section 22 of the Internal Security Act as a document ÔÇťprejudicial to the national interest and security of the Federation.ÔÇŁ
ÔÇťThough special exemption was made for this Bible to be used by Christians in churches, in this modern day and age when almost anything can be accessed on the Internet, it is regrettable that our Holy Scriptures are still seen as ÔÇśprejudicial to the securityÔÇÖ of the country,ÔÇŁ Dr Eu said....
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