Posted by: becketfund | January 5, 2008

Malaysia: Man Attempts to Claim Wife’s Body from Islamic Council

KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur High Court has granted a temporary stay in Ngiam Tee Kong petition to reclaim his late wife’s body from Malaysia’s Federal Territory Islamic Council, which claimed the body after her death on December 30, saying she was a Muslim when she died, New Straits Times reported on January 5. However, Ngiam says that his wife was a practicing Christian, and disputes a notice of conversion that he received from the Federal Territory Islamic Council the day after her death, saying that his wife had converted to Islam six days before she died. The hospital has refused to release the body to Ngiam until he agrees that his wife was a Muslim. The case will be heard on January 18.

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