Federal Court also orders NRD to remove ‘bin Abdullah’ from birth certificate


PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court, in a 4-3 decision, ruled that a Muslim child conceived out of wedlock cannot bear his father’s name.

The seven-member bench led by Court of Appeal president Justice Datuk Rohana Yusuf allowed partly the appeal brought by the National Registration Department (NRD), its director-general and the government to set aside the appellate court’s decision.

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