Police: Girl in alleged conversion to Islam still a Christian


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 12 Feb 2015

KOTA KINABALU: A 16-year-old schoolgirl, who was in the centre of an alleged conversion to Islam, is still a Christian, said Sabah police commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman.

"Our inquiry into the incident found that the girl is still a Christian," he told the Star in a text message Thursday.

He said, however, that police found that the student of SMK Kinarut had been only been practising the Islamic way of life.

"She has expressed her interest in embracing Islam since she was in Primary (Year) Six," he said, adding that investigations were carried out after the girl's father lodged a police report over the matter.

The father, Jilius Yapoo (pic), 47, discovered that the girl had "converted" after fetching her home for the weekend.

Jilius, who has eight children aged between one and 17, was now working towards getting his other children out of the school.

He said that he had never consented for her daughter to change her religion and that she remained a Christian until 18 after which she can decide on the religion of her choice.

A saddened Jilius said that his daughter was seemed angry with the family.


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