Aliran condemns the Home Ministry’s recent action to reportedly cancel next year’s publishing permit of the Catholic multilingual weekly newspaper, The Herald, as it violates the principle of freedom of expression and of religion in the country.
Aliran is flabbergasted that the usage
of a single word ‘Allah’ could be the basis for the denial of a
fundamental right guaranteed under the Federal Constitution. The Herald, a Catholic weekly, has been warned it could lose its
publication permit over its use of the term in its Malay-language