Bibles were seized and Bible Society staff temporarily detained in a raid on the Bible Society of Malaysia.
On 14 October an appeals court in Malaysia ruled that non-Muslims must not use the word “Allah” to refer to God.
On 13 August 2010 a Malaysian court sentenced two Muslim brothers to five years in prison for torching a Protestant church building earlier this year.
Three churches in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, have been firebombed. Muslim extremists are suspected as tensions are running high in the country over the use of the word “Allah”.