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Oops! Not a Malay after all June 3, 2007

Posted by Tim in Malaysia, News, Religion.

Fresh on the heels of the Joy case is a little gem from Reuters:

A Malaysian Muslim man switched at birth in a hospital mix-up has filed a lawsuit seeking to become a Buddhist and have his name changed, newspapers reported on Saturday.

The gaping logic hole that is our constitutional definition of “Malay = Muslim”, coupled with Islam’s anti-apostasy stance, makes for a dilemma that would be comical if it weren’t so sad (I know, I know, I’ve been using this phrase lots).

[Edit]: This story is actually a few months old.



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