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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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Decision on conversion raises questions

Decision on conversion raises questions

(Family silhouette by jayofboy / sxc.hu) ON the surface, the cabinet’s decision to stop unilateral conversions to Islam by one parent is a welcome resolution. But questions remain as to whether it can be effectively implemented. One issue is whether a cabinet opinion is enforceable in a court of law when there are no legal […]

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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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