Non-Muslims insisting on the use of the word 'Allah' in Peninsular Malaysia are creating “tension between religions’ said former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic).
He said non-Muslims in the peninsula did not traditionally use Allah in their worship and should not be asking to be allowed to use it now.
"Our view before was people who already use it can continue doing so, but why bring it to the peninsula? It's never used (in the peninsula) anyway," he said today commenting on the Court of Appeal ruling that the Herald was not allowed to use the word Allah in its weekly publication as it was not an integral part of the Christian faith and practice.
On the goods and services tax (GST) Dr Mahathir advised the government that it should take a staggered approach to introducing it, so as to ease the pain of price hikes.
He called on the government to be judicious in its spending, considering the budget deficit, and to spend on things that will generate tax revenue.
“If we reduce subsidies but our spending is not controlled, then it has no effect. For example, the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia... costs RM1.5 billion. That is money spent,” he said. - October 18, 2013.
*** This senile old former PM should know his boundaries. Mahathir Mohammad is no longer the PM but maybe in his senile mind he still thinks he is the Prime Minister of Malaysia. How dare him insults us on his racist statement against Christian in Malaysia. If Christian in Sabah and Sarawak can do it, how can we the Christian of this part of the country cannot.
Mahathir should mind his language, he is a senile old man and must not be allowed to speak in such manner to the people of this country. Maybe we should send a few Unit Amal members to shut him up.