Shariah court allows Sabah woman’s bid to delete ‘Islam’ from MyKad

Source: The Malay Mail Online

The Sabah shariah court granted a Christian woman’s application for a declaration that she was not Muslim, enabling her to apply for a MyKad without the ‘Islam’ status. File picture shows people queueing up at the NRD to submit their MyKad application form. — Picture by Choo Choy May

The Sabah shariah court granted a Christian woman’s application for a declaration that she was not Muslim, enabling her to apply for a MyKad without the ‘Islam’ status. File picture shows people queueing up at the NRD to submit their MyKad application form. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KOTA KINABALU, June 29 — The Shariah court here today granted a Christian woman’s application today for a declaration that she was not Muslim, after a five-year legal and administrative process.

Ervinna Chua Soo Kea @ Ervinna Abdullah’s application was granted by Shariah High Court judge Nawawi Diman, who was satisfied that she did not fall within the meaning of “Orang Islam” under the state Sabah Islamic Council Enactment 2004.

“The judge ruled that the plaintiff, who grew up in a Christian family but whose father later converted to Islam, never practised or lived a Muslim life,” said her counsel Hamid Ismail.

“The judge in the case allowed the application after saying that Chua had followed her mother’s religion and there was no evidence that Chua’s Muslim father, when he was living with her prior to the divorce, had raised her as a Muslim by teaching her performing solat, fasting or others, therefore never practised a Muslim’s life throughout her life,” he said. Read more

Rayuan k’jaan ditolak, bekas tahanan ISA dapat RM5.16 juta

Sumber: Malaysiakini

The Palace of Justice in Putrajaya - File pix

The Palace of Justice in Putrajaya – File pix

Mahkamah Persekutuan hari ini menolak rayuan oleh polis dan kerajaan terhadap kuantum ganti rugi am diarahkan supaya dibayarkan kepada lima bekas tahanan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri semasa era Reformasi pada tahun 2001.

Mahkamah tertinggi negara itu juga mengekalkan pampasan RM10,000 sehari yang diberikan kepada lima mereka sepanjang tempoh penahanan mereka yang menyalahi undang-undang.

Setiap mereka dikurung dari 41 hingga 53 hari, iaitu ketika dalam jagaan polis sebelum dipindahkan ke pusat tahanan Kamunting.

Mereka adalah Ahli Parlimen Batu Chua Tian Chang atau Tian Chua, ADUN Hulu Klang Saari Sungib, aktivis Hishamuddin Rais, bekas Ahli Majlis Tertinggi PKR Badrul Amin Baharom dan Badaruddin Ismail, yang lebih dikenali sebagai Pak Din.

Pampasan itu bagaimanapun tidak meliputi tempoh dua tahun ketika mereka ditahan di kem Kamunting untuk tahanan ISA, selepas dilabel sebagai pengganas pada masa itu oleh Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Norian Mai. Read more