Muslim child born out of wedlock cannot use father's name, court hears

Hidir Reduan Abdul Rashid

Modified 14 Nov 2019, 8:59 am

A Muslim child conceived out of wedlock should not be allowed to adopt the father’s name as surname because the father’s name does not amount to a family name, the Federal Court heard today.

Senior federal counsel Suzana Atan tells the seven-person apex court bench that the National Registration Department should not be compelled to register the Muslim father’s name as the child’s surname because the father’s name is a personal name rather than a family name...

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