Malaysian Church News

  • Pope appoints Julian Leow as new archbishop of Kuala Lumpur

    Jul 04, 2014

    The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Julian Leow Beng Kim as archbishop of Kuala Lumpur (area 63,760, population 11,000,000, Catholics 180,000, priests 55, permanent deacons 1, religious 154), Malaysia.

  • Julian Leow named new Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur

    Jul 04, 2014

    The Vatican has named Reverend Father Julian Leow Beng Kim as the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, taking over from Archbishop Emeritus Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam who stepped down on December 6 upon turning 75.

  • Give up on ‘Allah’ and turn the other cheek, Ridhuan Tee tells Christians

    Jul 02, 2014

    Controversial lecturer Dr Ridhuan Tee Abdullah continued his tirade against Christians over the Allah issue today, saying that they are supposed to "turn the other cheek" when attacked, not fight back.

  • 'Allah' controversy resurfaces in another court: Bob Teoh

    Jul 02, 2014

    Far from putting the issue to rest, the Federal Court 4-3 majority judgment last Monday favouring the government over the Herald case now seems to be stirring the hornet's nest in the Jill Ireland case at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Sarawak Christian’s challenge set to test limits of ‘Allah’ ban

    Jun 30, 2014

    Putrajaya’s assertion that its ban on Christians using “Allah” is restricted to a Catholic paper will be put to test today when the High Court decides whether a Sarawakian Christian is allowed to possess religious compact discs containing the Arabic word for God.

  • Even the Quran says ‘Allah’ used by Christians and Jews, High Court told

    Jun 30, 2014

    A lawyer representing a Sarawakian Christian who is challenging the home ministry's seizure of her religious compact discs for containing the word "Allah", has questioned the ministry's justification that the term was exclusive to Islam and Muslims.

  • ‘Allah’ ruling has made criminals of Bumiputera Christians, say church leaders

    Jun 27, 2014

    Christian pastors and church ministers in Sarawak warned that the Federal Court ruling on the “Allah” issue had effectively made criminals of Bumiputera Christians who will attend church this Sunday.

  • Leave not granted

    Jun 27, 2014

    The Catholic Church is disappointed that the four judges who had rejected their application to the Federal Court for leave to appeal the ban on the use of the word ‘Allah’ in their weekly publication had not talked about the rights of minority in the country.

  • ‘Allah’ ban stays

    Jun 27, 2014

    The Malaysian Catholic Church's fight over the use of the word "Allah" in their weekly publication ended on June 23 after the Federal Court dismissed the church's leave application to appeal the ban.

  • Refer Bible issue to court, sultan orders Jais

    Jun 26, 2014

    Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today ordered the state Islamic department (Jais) to promptly refer the issue of whether to return or destroy the seized 321 copies of the Bible to the prosecutor and court for final determination.