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Jakim, what make a parent converted to Muslim has more say than another non-Muslim parent?

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If a parent disagrees with another parant on their children conversion to a new religion, then who has more say on this matter?

I am fully support Cabinet’s decision that the religion of children shall be as at the point of a couple marriaged until they reach 18 years to make their own decision. They are many cases, people abused Islam to get rid of their own responsibility.

Look At The Law To Determine Child’s Religious Status – Jakim

PUTRAJAYA, April 24 (Bernama) — To determine the religious status of a child when a parent converted to Islam, one has to look at the Islamic as well as the existing Malaysian laws, said the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) Friday.

Its director-general, Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz, said that under Article 12(4) of the Federal Constitution, the religion of a person under the age of 18 years shall be decided by his parent or guardian.

“Based on this provision, the consent of just one party is sufficient in determining the religion of a child because the word used in Article 12(4) is ‘parent or guardian’ not ‘parents or guardian’ which means […]