PAS issues ‘stern warning’ against moves to nullify conversion of Loh’s children

PAS has issued a warning against anyone trying to nullify the conversion of single mother Loh Siew Hong’s three children.

(FMT) – “PAS would like to give a stern warning that no party should or try to change the religion of these children,” its information chief, Khairil Nizam Khirudin, said.

In a statement, he said the children’s conversion to Islam was based on their “understanding, awareness and willingness as free human beings (to be converted) as a result of their Islamic studies and education”.

He urged all politicians, academics, muftis, preachers, NGOs and Muslim Malaysians to unite to safeguard the faith of the 14-year-old twin daughters and 10-year-old boy.

On Friday, Loh, who obtained custody of her three children from the Perlis religious authorities last month, filed an application in the High Court for leave to seek a declaration that her former husband was legally unfit to convert the children to Islam.

Loh is also asking for a declaration that a provision in the Perlis state enactment that allows for a parent to unilaterally convert minor children is unconstitutional.