Nazri: Divorce law reforms will end unilateral child conversions

Source: The Malay Mail Online

M. Indira Gandhi (left) and S. Deepa are the focus of custody battles involving their former husbands who are Muslim converts. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, February 23, 2016.

M. Indira Gandhi (left) and S. Deepa are the focus of custody battles involving their former husbands who are Muslim converts. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, February 23, 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 ― Putrajaya’s planned legal reforms for divorce cases involving non-Muslims and Muslim converts will resolve the thorny issue of unilateral child conversions, federal minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said.

Nazri said that the proposed reforms will essentially see the Cabinet abiding by its April 2009 decision which requires both parents’ consent before a child of civil marriage can be converted to another religion.

He added that the Bill to amend the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 will ensure that all divorce cases involving couples married under civil law be heard by the civil courts, even if one of the couples converts to Islam after the marriage.

“Once you amend the Act it will lead to, and certainly be a solution for, the issue of unilateral conversion by one parent in the future.

“When we do this amendment, in the future it will resolve issues like the Indira Gandhi (case),” Nazri told Malay Mail Online in an exclusive interview recently. Read more

MACC questions Penang DAP lawmaker over alleged graft involving her father

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider

Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 2 ― Sungai Pinang assemblyman Lim Siew Khim is now being questioned by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) over graft allegations involving her father, Lim Keat Seong.

Siew Khim, who was accompanied by lawyers Ramkarpal Singh and RSN Rayer, arrived at the MACC office along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah at 10am today to assist in investigations.

Her father was questioned by MACC officers for several hours yesterday over allegations that he had solicited money from applicants of low cost and affordable housing.

It was reported that MACC officers also raided two apartments in Sungai Pinang and Paya Terubong last night where some documents were seized in relation to the case.

MACC is expected to apply for a remand order to detain Keat Seong today. Read more