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Home Ministry: Seized Christian materials contain ‘Allah’, but cleared for release to Sabah owner

Home Ministry: Seized Christian materials contain ‘Allah’, but cleared for release to Sabah owner

By Ida Lim
October 31, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 — The Home Ministry has decided to release hundreds of Christian books and compact discs (CDs) back to its owner in Sabah with the latter to bear the cost, its officer confirmed today. Officer Hashimah Nik Jaafar told Malay Mail Online that the Home Ministry has managed to contact the owner Maklin Masiau, who clarified today that the boxes of Christian materials — containing the word “Allah” — are meant for the use of his church in Sabah. “So according to him,... Read more

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