Agong tells govt to find solution to ‘Allah’ usage issue

The king says any confusion over the use of the word Allah will only invite disaster. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 5, 2023.

YANG di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah expressed deep concerns over the issue of the use of the word “Allah”, which he fears will prolong and affect national unity and the well-being of the country if it isn’t resolved immediately.

The king said the use of the word Allah is not a debate about terminology and linguistics, but related to the Muslim faith, and any confusion will only invite disaster.

“My government must harmonise the current situation and at the same time, place the use of the word Allah in the right context by taking into account the national security, the benefit of the ummah and my position and the position of other Malay rulers as heads of the Islam,” he said.

The Agong said this at the investiture ceremony of federal awards held in conjunction with his official birthday celebration at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur today.

Also present was Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah. – Bernama, June 5, 2023.

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