Indira seeks to recuse CJ, judge from hearing conversion case

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Source: The Malaysian Outsider

M. Indira Gandhi is pictured at the Court of Appeal, Putrajaya, December 30, 2015. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

M. Indira Gandhi is pictured at the Court of Appeal, Putrajaya, December 30, 2015. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

M. Indira Gandhi is requesting Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria and judge Tan Sri Raus Sharif to recuse themselves from hearing her case.

Kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi, who is appealing to reverse the Courts of Appeal ruling on unilateral conversion of her minor children, has requested that Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria and his number two Tan Sri Raus Sharif be excluded from hearing her case.

Her lawyer M. Kulasegaran said he informed Federal Court judge Datuk Zaharah Ibrahim that both judges had made known their legal opinions in similar cases and as such they should recuse themselves from hearing the case.

“I also requested that the Federal Court bench be gender based, multi-racial and multi-religious,” he told The Malaysian Insider after a case management before Zaharah.

Kulasegaran, who is also a federal lawmaker, said Zaharah instructed him to write to the Federal Court registrar on his request.

She said Arifin would also be notified, he added.