Malaysiakini
NEWS

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

Hidir Reduan Abdul Rashid

Published
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...

All Access Plan
starting from

~RM12

per month
Subscribe Now
You can cancel anytime.
Get unlimited access to our articles on web and apps
Add comments to our articles
Bookmark articles to read later
We accept
Student or Senior Citizen? Get a special rateGroup / Institutional / Corporate Plans
Already Subscribed?
Sign In