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DAHLIA DHAIMA ABDULLAH v. MAJLIS AGAMA ISLAM SELANGOR (MAIS) & ANOTHER APPEAL
Federal Court, Putrajaya
Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim PCA, Mary Lim Thiam Suan, Abu Bakar Jais FCJJ
[Civil Appeal Nos: 01(f)-18-06-2023(B) & 01(f)-19-06-2023(B)]
3 May 2024
[2024] 4 MLRA 453

JUDGMENT

Abu Bakar Jais FCJ (Majority):

Introduction

[1] Although the dispute in this case concerns the status of a party, it is also related to the larger sphere where different jurisprudence and jurisdictions of the Syariah Courts and the Civil Courts have come to the fore. Though the Syariah Courts and the Civil Courts are well recognised by our own Federal Constitution, the existence of both at the same time in the administration of justice in this country is not without difficulties.

[2] We heard two related appeals against the majority decision of the Court of Appeal in this case. This court had earlier allowed leave to appeal against that majority decision based on the questions of law proposed as follows:

(1) Is the date of the conversion of a person into Islam the date of his or her actual conversion or the date of issuance of a card confirming the fact of conversion?

(2) In determining the legality of the conversion of a minor into Islam, is the legality of such conversion to be tested against the applicable law as it stood at the time of when the conversion occurred? Further to this:

CASE HIGHLIGHTS

PRESS METAL SARAWAK SDN BHD v. ETIQA TAKAFUL BERHAD
Federal Court, Putrajaya
2016] 5 MLRA 529
[Civil Appeal No: 02(i)-27-04-2015(W)]
15 August 2016 [+]
TAN POOI YEE v. KETUA PENGARAH JABATAN PENDAFTARAN NEGARA
High Court Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
[2016] 5 MLRH 501
24NCVC-1306-08-2015
18 July 2016 [+]
ILANGOVAN KRISHNAN v. SHIYA SDN BHD
Industrial Court, Johor
[2016] 2 MELR 374
16/4-157/15
27 April 2016 [+]
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