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Islam, Undang-undang dan Perlembagaan Malaysia

Read retired Judge, Dato’ Seri Mohd Hishamudin Yunus’s speech on Islam, law and the Constitution

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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Child Conversions Raise Serious Constitutional Issues

Child Conversions Raise Serious Constitutional Issues

International human rights lawyer Wei Meng Lim-Kabaa returns to the blawg in dissecting the Court of Appeal’s recent decision on the Indira Gandhi child conversion case.

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A Mother’s Desperate Plea For Justice

A Mother’s Desperate Plea For Justice

The recent Court of Appeal decision in the Registrar of Muallafs, Ipoh v Indira Gandhi a/p Mutho has provoked much discussion. Retired Judge NH Chan weighs in with his view. A mother’s distress and her desperate cry for global support in her quest for justice for her children who had been forced to convert to [...]

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The Monkeysuit Protocol: #Macamanani?/How to Become a Konstitusional Malay

The Monkeysuit Protocol: #Macamanani?/How to Become a Konstitusional Malay

The Monkeysuit Protocol presents another human rights tip in August Man M’sia.

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The Monkeysuit Protocol: Of Mice, Men and Matrimonial Hell

The Monkeysuit Protocol: Of Mice, Men and Matrimonial Hell

The Monkeysuit Protocol presents another human rights tip in August Man M’sia.

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Article 11 and The Freedom of Religion: A Matter of Interpretation

Article 11 and The Freedom of Religion: A Matter of Interpretation

“Thou shalt keep thy religion to thyself.” — George Carlin

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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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