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Curiouser, Curiouser And Curiouser: The Federal Court’s Decision In The Deepa Case

Curiouser, Curiouser And Curiouser: The Federal Court’s Decision In The Deepa Case

Wei Meng Lim-Kaaba points out three curiosities in the Deepa decision

Federal Court’s Decision in Viran v Deepa

Federal Court’s Decision in Viran v Deepa

A brief summary of the Federal Court’s decision in the recent Deepa case.

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Curious decisions in Indira & Deepa

Curious decisions in Indira & Deepa

The net effect of the judgments in the two cases explained.

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Indira Gandhi Case: Mandamus Against Police

Indira Gandhi Case: Mandamus Against Police

The full grounds of judgment by Lee Swee Seng J

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Kes Deepa Satu Pengajaran

Kes Deepa Satu Pengajaran

Zharif Badrul menyeru agar pindaan kepada Akta dibuat dengan segera demi keadilan

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Rights Beyond Borders

Rights Beyond Borders

Considering preemptive legal steps in preventing your scumbag of an ex-spouse from leaving the country with your child.

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The New York Times: Malaysian Custody Dispute Lost Between Courts

The NY Times has again quoted LoyarBurokker K.Shanmuga in its coverage of the Indira Gandhi custody case where recently a civil court overruled the decision of a syariah court. This latest article reports on her ex-husband’s failed attempt in getting a stay order on that ruling and her plans to contest her children’s conversion.

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The New York Times: Clearer Limits Sought in Malaysia for Shariah Courts’ Role

The New York Times on 12 March featured the article titled above in reaction to the Indira Gandhi custody case where the Ipoh High Court in Perak overruled a Syariah court decision. LoyarBurokkers K. Shanmuga, who acted for Ms. Gandhi and Edmund Bon are quoted in the article, reproduced below.

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Law reforms when one spouse converts to Islam: some solutions?

Some solutions as to how to amend various laws in order to ensure that there is no injustice when one spouse in a non Muslim marriage converts to Islam, and attempts to force the other spouse to go to the Syariah Court and to be subjected to Islamic personal law regarding the breakup of their marriage.

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Law reforms when one spouse converts to Islam: the Problem

Shamala, Subashini and Indira Ghandi* are all household names now. They are the most prominent of a number of cases where one spouse in a non Muslim marriage converts to Islam, and attempts to force the other spouse to go to the Syariah Court and to be subjected to Islamic personal law regarding the breakup [...]

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