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Malaysian bible burning threat backs down

Malaysian bible burning threat backs down

Updated 28 January 2013, 16:38 AEDT

In Malaysia, a group which had called for the burning of bibles which contained the term Allah to refer to the Christian God has backed down.

The threat was made by Malay rights group Perkasa, which now says it's prepared to meet local church leaders to explain the comments made by its president, Ibrahim Ali.

Non-Muslim leaders had asked that Mr Ali be investigated for sedition, claiming he was stoking religious hatred and driving a deeper wedge between the two most dominant religious communities.

Presenter: Liam Cochrane

Speaker: Chow Kon Yeow, Malaysian MP

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