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Prioritise child's welfare should be the priority

The issue of unilateral conversion of minors has once again drawn mixed reactions from non-governmental organisations, lawyers and political parties in Malaysia when the Federal Court unanimously decided in the case of M. Indira Ghandi on Jan 29 that both the parents’ consent was required when determining the faith of minors. In Malaysia, Article 12 (4) of the Federal Constitution provides: “For the purposes of Clause (3), the religion of a person under the age of 18 years is designated by his or her parent or guardian”..........................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)




Dr Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil is Deputy CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.

Email: mazamadil@iais.org.my

Website: www.iais.org.my/e/index.php/staff-sp-2037227643/mohamed-azam.html

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Even if people do not know what real kindness is, nevertheless they have it in them. - Confucius

Humour Without Malice

Once a soldier who had an arrow stuck into his flesh went to consult a specialist. The surgeon cut off the arrow shaft and said: "That is all. You may go now". The soldier said: "But the arrow head is still deep in my flesh!" Shaking his head, the surgeon said: "That's a matter of an intermist. The surgical part of the operation is finished".


Thus We have made of you a community justly balanced that you might be witnesses over the nations and the Messenger a witness over yourselves (Q 2:143)

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