Sunday 17 January 2010
By Debra Chong
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — High Court judge Datuk Lau Bee Lan’s controversial ‘Allah’ ruling that rocked the nation over who had rights to the term cited that the Home Minister and government’s actions had been illegal, unconstitutional, irrational and had failed to satisfy that it was a threat to national security.
She also wrote about the apparent conflict in the matter between the Federal Constitution and the various state enactments apart from claims by Muslim groups that the matter cannot be taken to a civil court.
The judge released the written grounds of her Dec 31 judgment late on Friday while the increasingly acrimonious public debate over who has the right to use the word “Allah” continues to rage on....
Read the excerpts below in TheMalaysianInsider.
- On why the Home Minister’s ban is illegal
- On why the Home Minister’s ban is unconstitutional
- On why the Home Minister’s ban is irrational
- On the seeming conflict between the Federal Constitution and the state enactments to control and restrict the propagation of religious doctrine among Muslims
- On the claim that the Home Minister’s ban was to safeguard public security and order
- On claims from the Muslim groups that "Allah" cannot be challenged in court
- On what the Court really ordered