NRD gets stay on surname ruling

PUTRAJAYA: The apex court here has granted an application by the National Registration Department (NRD) and two others to stay a ruling that a Muslim child conceived out of wedlock can use his or her father’s name as his or her surname instead of “bin Abdullah”.

Federal Court judge Chief Justice Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif, who chaired a three-man panel, allowed the application by Senior Federal Counsel Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd Salleh, who acted for the NRD, its director-general and the Government, yesterday.

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