PETALING JAYA, 4 May 2009: Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will form a religious committee to look into custody rights and freedom of religion in the light of the [M] Indira Gandhi case.
Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the cabinet had come to its decision to allow the children of one converted parent to remain in the religion of the parents at the time of their marriage, without taking into account important factors or reference to certain quarters such as the ulamak, religious leaders, civil society, academicians, law practitioners and PR.
“We suggest that there should be a musyawarah (“discussion”) amongst those quarters to look into all aspects.
“We also agreed that a special committee look into the matter more closely to solve the disagreement in a comprehensive manner.
“This includes scrutinising the religious enactment of all states thoroughly,” Anwar told a press conference at the PKR headquarters here yesterday.
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This article first appeared on Sunday, 3 May 2009 in www.theedgemalaysia.com under the same title. Used with permission.