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Sa­mad said the amend­ments would recog­nise the sanc­tity of a mar­riage and the fam­ily in­sti­tu­tion.

Mean­while, the Malaysian Con­sul­ta­tive Coun­cil of Bud­dhism, Chris­tian­ity, Hin­duism, Sikhism and Tao­ism wel­comed the pro­posed amend­ments, call­ing it “pos­i­tive ac­tion”.

Its vice-pres­i­dent Ja­gir Singh said the pro­posed amend­ments within Sec­tion 88A are in line with the Cabi­net’s de­ci­sion made in April 2009, as the coun­cil has been pur­su­ing the mat­ter to dis­al­low uni­lat­eral con­ver­sion of mi­nors for the past seven years.

The Cabi­net had then said both par­ents must con­sent be­fore a child of a civil mar­riage could be con­verted to an­other re­li­gion.

... Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak gets ready for a pho­to­graph with US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama (fifth from right) and other world lead­ers on the final day of the Asia-Pa­cific Eco­nomic Co­op­er­a­tion Sum­mit at the Lima Con­ven­tion Cen­tre in Peru on Sun­day.

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