Although it is not good to force people to use religious terms in
anthems, we have to be practical.
I sang "God save Christian Soldiers" because it was my school's
Of course we must be careful with what we believe in.
The word Allah present in Selangor anthem, says Khalid
By WANI MUTHIAH
SHAH ALAM: The word "Allah" is present in the Selangor anthem titled
Duli Yang Maha Mulia and the rakyat of all races sing it, said Mentri
Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
The word was an accepted general term for God in this context, he
Khalid explained that if "Allah" was used to describe God as a form of
common understanding, there was nothing wrong in it.
However, he warned that the word must not be misused and action must
be taken when it happens.
"For example, if the word Allah is written on an idol, then we must
take action but this has never happened," Khalid told a press
conference after chairing the weekly executive council meeting here
The mentri besar added that the police must be strict in not allowing
street demonstrations in the state over this matter.
"The Selangor CPO (Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar) is against
protests on the streets.
"He and I accept the fact that if anyone wants to protest, they can do
it inside a stadium," said Khalid.
He was responding to a question about possible demonstrations taking
place in the state over a court decision allowing the usage of the
term "Allah" by the Catholic weekly Herald.
Khalid said the state executive council had reached a consensus on the
matter and any wrong usage of the term would see the state taking