Gov't abdicating its duties, says Indira's lawyer
The government and the prime minister are abdicating their responsibilities to find a harmonious, long-term settlement to inter-faith custody disputes in the country, says a lawyer for one of those involved in one such dispute.
Lawyer M Kulasegaran said the moves by the Attorney-General's Chambers and Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar to intervene now, after the custody case of M Indira Gandhi has been dragging on since 2009, was just a bid to defuse the real issues.
“The real issue is the need for a permanent settlement to interfaith custody disputes,” Kulasegaran said in a statement today.
He said Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had made promises in 2009 that the government would make the necessary changes to the law for tabling in Parliament to address the shortcomings in inter-faith conversion matters.
Full story: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/268206