Court to Decide On Aug 3 If Islamic Councils Can Intervene In Allah Suit

July 20, 2009

Author: Debra Chong

Source: The Malaysian Insider

The High Court here will decide in the next two weeks whether to allow several state Islamic councils into a legal dispute moved by the Catholic Church which is fighting for the right to use “Allah” in its publications.

Judge Lau Bee Lan fixed August 3 to deliver her decision after hearing arguments from the lawyers for the church and the federal counsel in her chambers today.

Counsel for the church S. Selvarajah told reporters the church is opposed to the intervention from the religious groups, including from the Malaysian Gurdwara Council and the Malaysian Chinese Muslim Association (Macma) “because a judicial review only concerns the decision-maker and the party affected.”