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Unilateral conversions: Lawyers' group warns of more child abductions

Anne Muhammad

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Modified 29 Jan 2018, 11:38 pm

The Federal Court verdict today on the unilateral conversion of a child to Islam will open a can of worms, warned Syariah Lawyers Association president Musa Awang.

He said that the verdict, which nullified the conversion of M Indira Gandhi's three children to Islam, might lead to more conflicts over child custody and even abduction of children by parents.

"We are concerned that custody of a child will influence the children's right to determine their own religion (when they turn 18)...

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