Malaysian Federal Court Refuses Four Their Right to Affirm Christian Identity

(World Watch Monitor) Malaysia’s highest court dismissed an appeal today (Feb. 27) against four appellants who wanted to be formally recognized as Christians.

The five judges of the Malaysian Federal Court ruled that in matters of conversion away from Islam, it was necessary for them to consult the Islamic Sharia courts.

The president of the court, Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin, said the decision was unanimous.

He added that even though there are no specific provisions in the Sharia ordinance over conversions out of Islam, the religious court still has legal authority on what he termed “apostasy.”

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  • Lydia Church

    Only YOU can define and decide your own faith, it is your choice alone. If an oppressive regime does not want to acknowledge it on ID cards, we can try to fight it like they did, but that is an external situation that has nothing to do with their faith in reality. If it were me I would just tell anyone I show the ID card to that I have converted to Christianity and it may even be an ‘opportunity for my testimony’ and sharing the gospel. If ‘Christian’ was going to be listed on the card anyway, then is is similar.

    • MCrow

      I do agree with this. No one should have their faith dictated to them or religious morality enforced through law