So much for the claim that 'There's no compulsion in Islam'. Islam
adalah sebuah jebakan, satu kali masuk jadi mualaf kagak boleh keluar
lagi, makanya Muslims biar sudah tau apa sebenarnya ajaran Islam itu
takut murtad krn bisa2 dihukum mati terutama kalo syariah diberlakukan.

Gabriela Rantau

Thursday, August 7, 2008 7:00 AM
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Malaysian court rejects woman's bid to leave Islam
The Associated Press          ,      Kuala Lumpur      |  Wed,
08/06/2008 5:01 PM  |  World

A Malaysian court on Wednesday rejected a Muslim woman's appeal to
convert back to Christianity, the latest case to test the limits of
religious freedom in the country.

The Court of Appeal threw out Noorashikin Lim Abdullah's bid to renounce
Islam on technical grounds - that she used her original Chinese name in
her suit, her lawyer Edmond Bon said.

The court said the appellant was not legally recognized because her
Chinese name - Lim Yoke Khoon - no longer existed following her
conversion to Islam in 1994, Bon told The Associated Press.

A Chinese judge on the three-man panel dissented, he said.

"The court rejected the appeal on technical grounds, not on merit. We
believe they are afraid to hear the case" because of the sensitivity of
the issue, Bon said.

Lim, 35, is likely to appeal to the country's top civil court, he added.

A rising number of disputes about religious conversions have sparked
anxiety among minorities - Buddhists, Christians and Hindus - because
courts almost always rule against people seeking to leave Islam, which
is Malaysia's official religion.

Lim married a Muslim man in 1994, converted to Islam and obtained a new
identity card with her Muslim name. But she divorced three years later
and wants to convert back to Christianity, Bon said.

In 2003, she applied to change her name and religion on her identity
card but the National Registration Department told her to she must get
permission from the Islamic Shariah Court to
renounce Islam, Bon said.

Lim turned to the high court seeking a declaration that she was no
longer a Muslim but the court ruled in 2006 that it had no jurisdiction
to hear the case, Bon said.

Malaysia has a dual court system with civil courts for non- Muslims and
Shariah courts for Muslims.
Ethnic Chinese and Indians, who account for more than 30 percent of
Malaysia's 27 million people, have complained that court decisions in
religious disputes favor Musl

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