Tuesday, March 8, 2016

DAP MP tables motion to ban unilateral conversion of minors

PARLIAMENT DAP parliamentarian M Kulasegaran (Ipoh Barat) ) has tabled a motion to seek the Dewan Rakyat's consent to prohibit the unilateral conversion of minors by amending the law.

His motion was listed as item number 16 in the Parliament's Order Paper.

"The House needs to be informed that the law has to be amended to prevent the unilateral conversion of minors with appropriate law enforcement, following the 2009 Cabinet's directive that children of the estranged couple should remain in the religion of the parent at the point of their marriage," read the motion.

The third interfaith committee set up by the cabinet to deal with the impasse of unilateral conversion has agreed to formulate the necessary legislation to be tabled to the House in the March sitting.

However, Kulasegaran said, this was only a mere assurance without progress as the lawmakers are in dark over the proposed legislative amendments.

"It is regrettable to date that the proposed draft amendments have yet to be sent to parliamentarians," he said in a statement today.

"The delay in forwarding the bills to MPs is a setback to the reforms promised by the government," he said.

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