KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam (pic) has lashed out against the move by Perlis to table amendments to the Administration of the Religion of Islam Enactment 2006.
“MIC condemns the act by the Perlis state government in amending their Islamic enactment to allow for unilateral conversion of a non-Muslim child.
“It is going to cause greater disunity among the people of Malaysia,” he said in a statement.
Dr Subramaniam said the issue had been the central core of discord in many cases, including the Indira Gandhi case and others.
“While the Federal Cabinet has been trying to find a permanent solution to an issue which has been identified as a major thorn in inter-religious relationship in this country, this act by a Barisan Nasional government is a major step backward to religious harmony in this country.
“The Perlis government has now opened the door for breastfeeding infants to be snatched from their mothers and be rushed to the religious department for conversion and be deprived of the mother’s love and attention,” he added.
“Every child has right to a mother’s love. Why is the Perlis state digging a grave to this and denying the child the love of both parents.”
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