Last January, the government of Malaysia banned Christians from using the word "Allah,” stating that the use of this Arabic word might offend Muslims. In February, The Most Reverend Murphy Pakiam, Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, filed for a judicial review. The archbishop was seeking a ruling that the ban was illegal and contended that the word “Allah” was not exclusive. Muslims in Malaysia, however, contend that the word “Allah” belongs to Islam alone. On the other hand, many Christians in that country don’t know any other word for God.