Kudos to Haji Mokthar Stork and other contributors highlighting the real cause and teachings in Islam. It is, however, troubling to note that many are openly admitting to the fact that conversions do take place for material gains in various forms.
A question succeeding from this premise is: Why should there be economic reward for a convert? Are promotions and other benefits withheld from a deserving one just because he or she is a non-Muslim?
Let it not be forgotten that in the first place, conversion for material gains will only take place if there are promises and assurances of material gains upon conversion. Such practices are no longer secret and rampant practice has gradually transformed it into an undeclared policy.
So who then is responsible for this anomaly? The religious authorities? The government's Islamisation policy? Or the very economic system itself which has miserably failed in distributing the economic wealth to the various races?
Moorthy's case raises more important issues than just the clarity in law on conversion that is sought by various parties. To me, that is not a solution to this crisis. There may be many Moorthys converting secretly, and worse still for the wrong reasons.