‘Ban goes against rules’, Jamil Khir insists unilateral conversion constitutional

Source: The Star Online

dewan_rakyat_signpost_2015_-_parliament_reportKUALA LUMPUR: Any proposed law to ban unilateral conversions in Malaysia will contravene the Federal Constitution, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

“In the context of Malaysian law, whether civil or Syariah, we want to uphold justice and ensure that the rights of all parties are maintained and upheld.

“In that manner, any law to ban unilateral conversions is against Clause 4 of Article 12 in the Federal Constitution, which allows for conversion of a person under 18 years old by either the child’s mother or father,” he said in a written reply to M. Kulasegaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat) in Parliament yesterday. Read more