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Johor sultan wants Putrajaya to proceed with appeal against 'Allah' ruling

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Modified 18 Mar 2021, 7:06 am

Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has called on Putrajaya to proceed with the appeal against the High Court ruling allowing non-Muslims to use the word "Allah" for religious and educational purposes.

He said "Allah" specifically referred to God as worshipped by Muslims - and that Muslim sensitivities needed to be considered in any rulings.

"As the head of Islam in Johor, I urge the federal government to appeal the (ruling)," the sultan said in a statement today.

He added that he would instruct the Johor Islamic Council to take...

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