GEORGE TOWN: Single mom Loh Siew Hong is elated on the Excessive Court docket‘s choice to dismiss an utility by the Malaysian Customs and Islamic Non secular Council of Perlis (MAIP).
The Nationwide Court docket had rejected a request from the MAIP to intervene in a divorce course of with the intention to modify the custody order granted for her three youngsters.
“I am completely satisfied. What I need now’s to handle them and so they wish to handle me too,” she mentioned on Wednesday (June 15).
Loh, a Chinese language Hindu, divorced her husband Nagashwaran Muniandy on March 19, 2019 and was awarded sole custody of her youngsters by the Excessive Court docket.
She had not been capable of see her youngsters for 3 years after her ex-husband allegedly took them away after which unilaterally transformed them to Islam in Perlis.
The Perlis Non secular Division had said that state legislation allowed for unilateral conversions, though the Federal Court docket beforehand dominated that each dad and mom should consent, in accordance with the Federal Structure.
On February 21, the three brothers, who had been underneath the care of the Division of Social Welfare, had been returned to Loh after the Excessive Court docket upheld Loh’s habeas corpus utility.
Loh’s lawyer, Dr. Shamsher Singh Thind, mentioned the court docket dominated that the MAIPs had no proper to be included as a celebration to the youngsters‘s lives and had not confirmed that the youngsters wanted it.
“The kids aren’t orphans and so they nonetheless have their dad and mom who’re the professional occasion on this course of,” he instructed the media.
Shamser mentioned the court docket additionally dominated that the youngsters didn’t belong to MAIP and now dwell in Selangor, not Perlis.
The proceedings got here after MAIP tried to vary phrases associated to little one custody that had beforehand been awarded to Loh in divorce proceedings final yr, to permit him to supply Islamic training and coaching, in addition to tithes to their 14-year-old twin daughters and 10- year-old son.
The MAIPs claimed that the request was made as a result of the youngsters had been transformed to Islam by their father in 2020.