Malaysia, being a plural nation, must always strive to be a modern, multi-ethnic country where we are truly seen to be practising moderation. Our way of approach in life should show understanding in how others live, learning their culture and religion. We have to show respect for each other’s religion. Moderate Malaysia means we must respect others as we would want others to respect us. We have to show by action and deed that we are united and any differences we may have on matters of religion or race can be settled peacefully. We have tackled many religious issues. Just see how our forefathers handled it, we can too. The controversy over the use of “Allah” and seizure of Bibles have made something unpleasant in a pleasant land where we embrace people first in the spirit of 1Malaysia. If it is people first, then their problems too should come first. It is time for us to do away with outmoded, primitive ways and practices. Sikhs all over the world too use the word “Allah”, including those in Malaysia. The word is mentioned many times in our Holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The Sikhs also call God by other names like Rab, Khudha, Har, Hari, and the like . And these words are also mentioned in the Granth Sahib, and have been used since the inception of the religion. Why the use of the word “Allah” should be a problem in Malaysia is beyond my understanding. BULBIR SINGH, Seremban.