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Documents leading to ‘Allah’ ban under OSA, court rules

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Cabinet documents that led to the 1986 ban on the usage of the word “Allah” by non-Muslims cannot be produced in court because they are classified under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972, ruled the High Court in Kuala Lumpur.

Justice Nor Bee Arifin dismissed the application from Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) and its Sabah division president Jerry Dusing to have these documents produced, with no costs ordered.

The decision was delivered in chambers and conveyed to the media by SIB's counsel Annou Xavier and senior federal counsel Shamsul Bolhassan, representing the Home Ministry...

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