Ask Christians to find it in their hearts to forgive? Well, that’s a first!
Ya sure! Wait after the Sarawak Election we will see!
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Idris Jala has today revealed a 10-point solution to the Bible controversy.
Christians groups are allowed to import the Bibles in all languages, including Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia without restriction.
“These Bibles can also be printed locally in Peninsula Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak,” he said.
While there is no requirement for the Bibles in Sabah and Sarawak for any stamp or serial number, those in Peninsula Malaysia must have the words “Christian Publication” and the cross sign printed on the front covers.
“I hope this 10-point solution will be received positively by the Christian groups as being fair and reasonable. We have to look for a solution that deals with the Bible issues and also put a way forward to handle other issues raised by the Christian groups,” said Idris.
He conceded that the government and the civil servants are not perfect “as indeed all human beings are ‘beautifully imperfect’ in the eyes of God”.
“And for all our shortcomings in handling the Bible issue, I hope the Christians would find it in their hearts to forgive us.”