Unilateral conversion: 'Court did what Parliament, cabinet were afraid to do'

Modified 1 Feb 2018, 5:05 am

Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran describes today's landmark Federal Court on unilateral conversion decision as fantastic, adding the court did what Parliament did not have the backbone to do in amending to the Law Reform Act 1976.

After nine years of "battle", Kulasegaran said it is the judiciary who stepped up to the plate in resolving the dispute on unilateral conversion of children.

In its decision this morning, the apex court ruled that the religious conversion of children would require the consent of both parents, thus bringing to end the long-running tussle between M Indira Gandhi and her convert husband Muhammad Riduan Abdullah who had converted their children to Islam...

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