In Malaysia, the legal position is that Muslim men can marry non-Muslim women who are considered to a Kitabbiyah whereas Muslim women have no equivalent right. Is such a position Constitutionally appropriate? And what happens when an ‘inter-faith’ marriage falls apart? What happens to their children?
Walk this way and listen to BFM’s Caroline Oh and Ezra Zaid interviewing me on this issue.
P.S. Failed 2 fact checks in the session. See if you can detect it.
[Hint (1): Abdul Kahar is from Selangor and Ariffin Mohamed (Ayah Pin) is from Terengganu.]
[Hint (2): Statistics of 1000 applicants was over a 10 year period.]
P.P.S. Found out there was a similar motion argued on The Doha Debates some years back. Speakers raised arguments for and against the motion. Interestingly, the motion was passed.
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