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Woman fails in bid to renounce Islam

Malaysia: A 24-year-old Muslim woman where there is "robust democracy, a strong thriving economy, and is a multiracial state without any conflict." now will be subjected to Syariah (sharia) courts




She failed in her application to renounce Islam on the grounds that she did not practise the religion and was never given religious education.!


Syariah High Court judge Jasri Nasip Matjakir said the applicant did not submit any concrete evidence that she was no longer a Muslim in action, behaviour or deed that could expel her from Islam.

In her affidavit, read by counsel Hamid Ismail, the Sino-Kadazan said her non-Muslim lifestyle would cause society to look down on her and she would be subjected to the judgment of the syariah court.

The applicant’s father was a Muslim while her mother, a Sino-Kadazan, converted when the couple got married.

Hamid said the

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Added: Apr-14-2007 
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