Loh Siew Hong’s Three Children To Remain As Muslims, High Court Rules
Justice Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh ruled that there was no evidence that the three children had stopped practising Islam.
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The Kuala Lumpur High Court has dismissed single mother Loh Siew Hong’s bid to nullify the unilateral conversion of her three children to Islam.
According to reports by Malay Mail, Justice Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh ruled that there was no evidence that the three children had stopped practising Islam.
There is another aspect of Indira’s case that has rarely been discussed in subsequent reported cases. It concerns the welfare of the children that must take precedence. Having regard to all the circumstances of the case, there is no evidence before me that the three children are not happy staying with the applicant. Therefore, the welfare of the children, within the meaning of Indira Gandhi, dictates that the status quo should remain.Justice Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh
Wan Ahmad Farid added that the children also showed eagerness to continue to practise their faith through their actions.
He noted that one child even expressed an ambition to become a shariah lawyer someday.
In response, the applicant (Loh) denied this in her further affidavit. It was a bare denial. After having obtained custody of the child pursuant to the habeas corpus order, the three children were staying with the applicant. However, the applicant did not deny the affirmative assertion that the three children continued professing the religion of Islam in performing the daily Subuh prayers when they were in her custody.Justice Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh
Speaking to FreeMalaysiaToday, Loh’s lawyer A Srimurugan said an appeal against the decision of the High Court will be filed soon at the Court of Appeal.
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