En domstol i Malaysia har avsagt dom: en kinesisk kvinne som ble muslim, men angret seg, får ikke konvertere tilbake til kristendommen. Begrunnelsen er at hun tok et muslimsk navn og at hennes gamle jeg ikke lenger eksisterer.

The Court of Appeal here up held the Shah Alam High Court’s decision to refuse a Muslim convert the right to renounce Islam and embrace Christianity on the ground of a name change.

Justice Tengku Baharudin Shah Tengku Mahmud in a 21-majority decision said the appeal brought by Lim Yoke Khoon, 35, was incompetent as the person (appellant) named in the originating summons at the High Court stage no longer existed as she had changed her name to a Muslim name.

Justice Tengku Baharudin who presided with Justices Vincent Ng and Sulong Mat Jeraie, dismissed the appeal with no costs.

In the originating summons at the High Court stage, Lim had stated that her original Chinese name in the application, but the name had been changed to a Muslim name, Noorashikin Lim binti Abdullah, after she had converted to Islam.

Court rejects convert’s renunciation of Islam appeal