SUPP sec-gen: Allowing non-Muslims to use ‘Allah’ reflects unity govt’s determination to defend rights of all

Datuk Sebastian Ting

MIRI, May 16: The decision to allow non-Muslims to use the word ‘Allah’ reflects the determination of the unity government to defend the rights and interests of all ethnic groups and religions in the country.

According to Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) secretary-general Datuk Sebastian Ting in a media report, the benchmark of the unity of all ethnic groups is mutual tolerance and respect.

“National leaders must set an example and take practical actions to defend the rights and interests of all ethnic groups,” he said.


Ting, who is also Sarawak Deputy Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Arts, added that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has always defended the harmony of all ethnic groups in the spirit of moderation.

“Former Sarawak Chief Minister, the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem, openly expressed that Sarawak has religious freedom and that non-Muslims using the word ‘Allah’ is not an issue and will never be an issue in Sarawak.

“Since Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim took office, he has repeatedly praised Sarawak for doing the right thing in many fields. Anwar said the Sarawak government is the one behind this outstanding management and capabilities in managing Sarawak,” he said. — DayakDaily