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Abp Lapok: Political consistency needed to end 'Allah' impasse

Posted on: February 6, 2014 4:36 PM

By Boo Su-Lyn, The Malay Mail Online

A senior Anglican archbishop berated government leaders for shying away from the 10-point deal they had mooted previously to solve an interfaith stalemate over use of the word “Allah”.

The Most Revd Datuk Bolly Lapok, chairman of the Association of Churches in Sarawak, said he wished the country’s leaders had taken a firm stand and showed “moral courage” to uphold the Federal Constitution in the face of growing religous tensions that have drawn deep lines between Malaysia’s Muslim majority and its Christian minority.

“We expect steadfastness in our political leaders to uphold the constitution—the supreme law of the land—and a governance that is godly, fair and just,” the Kuching-based archbishop for the Anglican Church in Southeast Asia told The Malay Mail Online when contacted yesterday.

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