The Heads of Churches of the Council of Churches of Malaysia meeting in Ipoh at its Retreat has noted the current discourse over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims.
We wish to reiterate our stand that Malaysian Christians have
been using the word "Allah" in their Malay Bible and devotional life for centuries. Also, many indigenous communities in our nation have incorporated this word in their everyday language. That being the case, we shall continue this practise - a right guaranteed to us in our Federal Constitution (Article 11) and call on all parties to respect this fundamental right.