The case continues? The High Courts in Malaysia and unilateral conversion of a child to Islam by one parent

Kerstin Steiner

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This article examines the recent, groundbreaking decision of the Ipoh High Court in Perak in the case of Indira Gandhi concerning the unilateral conversion of children by one parent without the consent of the other. On 25 July 2013, Judicial Commissioner Lee Swee Seng may have started a new approach towards the issue of unilateral conversion of children by one spouse. For the first time, a Malaysian High Court quashed conversions of children to Islam by one parent and ruled that both parents must consent to the conversion of their children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 15
Number of pages15
JournalAustralian Journal of Asian Law
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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