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Eighty-three per cent of Muslims interviewed in a recent poll agree that the practice of the word Allah is their absolute right, a survey here found. The results were part of the poll titled ''Public Opinion Survey No. 1/2013 Peninsular Malaysia Voter Survey'', which was conducted between Jan 23 and Feb 6, the Star reports. A total of 1,021 registered voters were interviewed via telephone for the survey, which was aimed at gauging voters'' perceptions of issues in the lead-up to the general election, the paper reported.

83% Malaysian Muslims say use of ”Allah” exclusive to them

Eighty-three per cent of Muslims interviewed in a recent poll agree that the practice of the word Allah is their absolute right, a survey here found. The results were part of the poll titled ”Public Opinion Survey No. 1/2013 Peninsular Malaysia Voter Survey”, which was conducted between Jan 23 and Feb 6, the Star reports. A total of 1,021 registered voters were interviewed via telephone for the survey, which was aimed at gauging voters” perceptions of issues in the lead-up to the general election, the paper reported. Also, 52% of those polled by the Merdeka Centre for Opinion Research strongly disagree with Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali”s alleged call to seize and burn copies of the Bible, which contain the word Allah, the paper said. The survey revealed that 48% of the respondents were happy with the Government while 45% reported that they were happy with Barisan Nasional, the paper added. (ANI)

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