Ahead of GE13, the so-called 'Allah row' became a talking point for parties seeking to divide Malaysians on either side of the voting fence.
While most Malaysians will no doubt have hoped that such cynical manoeuvres were left behind after May 5, clearly some vocal groups have taken it upon themselves to prove otherwise.
The Vatican's envoy to Malaysia, Archbishop Joseph Marino, found himself in hot water last week with certain fringe groups after his comments about the Christian Federation of Malaysia and a fact sheet they put out on the use of the word 'Allah'.
"In terms of how they presented the arguments in favour, it seems to be quite logical and acceptable," he said, attempting to word his reply carefully in an effort not to get drawn into the furore.
But of course there are certain groups for whom stirring religious discontent has become something of a pastime. As such, the remarks were quickly seized upon by Malaysia's go-to exemplars of intolerance.Perkasa Chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali issued a distasteful ultimatum for the Archbishop.