Sunday, July 05, 2009

Updated sad day for justice!

High Court refers Mohan Singh's conversion to syariah court (Updated 10.45am)

6 Jul 09 : 10.15AM

By Deborah Loh

Updated 10.45am on 6 July 2009

SHAH ALAM, 6 July 2009: The High Court here today decided that it has no jurisdiction to determine if Mohan Singh died a Muslim.

Judge Rosnaini Saub says the matter needs should be referred to the Syariah Court which had declared the former art director a Muslim convert. In making her decision, Rosnaini also rejected a request for a stay of her decision pending an appeal by Mohan's Sikh family.

She also ordered for Mohan's body, which has been kept in the Sungai Buloh Hospital mortuary since his death on 25 May 2009, to be released to the Selangor Islamic Council (Mais).

Lawyer for Mohan's family, Rajesh Kumar, however said the family would be allowed to take Mohan's body back home for awhile before Mais claims it for a Muslim burial. Rajesh said he would appeal the High Court decision in the Court of Appeals today


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