A 36-year-old man whose marriage was registered under civil law and solemnised according to Buddhist rites, is suing his wife who converted to Islam, for acting on a syariah court order to allegedly snatch their child.
In his suit filed at the Penang High Court on Nov 24, Tan Cheow Hong also claimed that his wife, Fong Mee Hui (@ Fatimah Fong binti Abdullah), had wrongfully served on him a copy of a summons from the Lower Syariah Court of Hulu Langat, Selangor, based on an application for divorce filed.
The suit was filed by Tan's lawyer Gooi Hsiao Leung.
Tan claimed that the incident occurred on Nov 8 when Fong showed up at their seven-year-old daughter's school in Butterworth, accompanied by the police and Islamic Affairs Department officials, to take away their child.
The child, who was raised as a Buddhist, had been living under Tan’s care since Fong left their home in
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