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No right to inheritance

No right to inheritance

PETALING JAYA, 8 July 2009: There is no avenue for a deceased Muslim convert’s next-of-kin to lay claim to his or her estate, as civil laws like the Distribution Act 1958 do not apply to the Muslim deceased, lawyers said. Instead, the estate goes to the Muslim treasury, Baitulmal, which is meant to distribute the […]

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Cabinet’s conversion decision opposed (Updated 12.35am)

Cabinet’s conversion decision opposed (Updated 12.35am)

(Updated 30 April 2009, 12.35am) KUALA LUMPUR, 29 April 2009: The coalition of Muslim non-governmental organisations known as Pembela has described the cabinet decision against unilateral conversion of minors as “knee-jerk” and “lacking in sense”. “The decision only temporarily alleviates the anxieties of one party, but creates more anxieties and questions for other parties,” Pembela […]

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Amend law to stop unilateral conversion of children

Amend law to stop unilateral conversion of children

PETALING JAYA, 21 April 2009: The DAP wants the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 amended to provide for a civil marriage to be dissolved first upon conversion of one spouse to Islam. This is the only solution against unilateral conversions by one spouse of his or her children to Islam, said DAP Sungkai […]

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State policy on unilateral conversions

State policy on unilateral conversions

PETALING JAYA, 21 April 2009: The DAP wants the cabinet to discuss the issue of unilateral conversion of children to Islam by one parent, and for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to issue a policy statement about it. DAP national adviser Lim Kit Siang said the issue was an old one, and the failure […]

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Sivakumar’s leave application hearing on 28 May

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 March 2009: The leave applications by Perak state assembly Speaker V Sivakumar and six others for a judicial review to compel the Election Commission (EC) to hold fresh elections in Behrang, Changkat Jering and Jelapang will be heard on 28 May. High Court judge Lau Bee Lan fixed the date after the […]

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