A review of apostasy cases in Malaysia

Azweed Mohamad, Radzuwan Ab Rashid, Kamariah Yunus, Razali Musa, Saadiyah Darus, Shireena Basree Abdul Rahman, Kamarul Shukri Mat Teh

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Abstract

This article reviews the apostasy cases that occur in Malaysia. The aim is to provide an overview of the issues in each case which can be used as a reference for future studies related to apostasy. There are three main cases which receive a wide media coverage in the country, which are the cases of Lina Joy, Nyonya Tahir, and Juli Jalaludin. These cases, even though differ in their background and time frame, contribute to a rather similar impact on the landscape of justice system and the inter-religious relations in Malaysia. The cases challenge the justice system and at the same time accentuate social tension between Islam and other religious minorities in the country. This article concludes that apostasy is a highly sensitive issue in the multicultural and multiconfessional Malaysia, and it requires diligent actions from the government to maintain the harmony of the country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalMan in India
Volume97
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • Apostasy
  • Apostate
  • Convert
  • Malaysia
  • Murtad
  • Muslim

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  • Cultural Studies
  • History

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Mohamad, A., Rashid, R. A., Yunus, K., Musa, R., Darus, S., Rahman, S. B. A., & Teh, K. S. M. (2017). A review of apostasy cases in Malaysia. Man in India, 97(16), 297-301.

A review of apostasy cases in Malaysia. / Mohamad, Azweed; Rashid, Radzuwan Ab; Yunus, Kamariah; Musa, Razali; Darus, Saadiyah; Rahman, Shireena Basree Abdul; Teh, Kamarul Shukri Mat.

In: Man in India, Vol. 97, No. 16, 2017, p. 297-301.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Mohamad, A, Rashid, RA, Yunus, K, Musa, R, Darus, S, Rahman, SBA & Teh, KSM 2017, 'A review of apostasy cases in Malaysia', Man in India, vol. 97, no. 16, pp. 297-301.
Mohamad A, Rashid RA, Yunus K, Musa R, Darus S, Rahman SBA et al. A review of apostasy cases in Malaysia. Man in India. 2017;97(16):297-301.
Mohamad, Azweed ; Rashid, Radzuwan Ab ; Yunus, Kamariah ; Musa, Razali ; Darus, Saadiyah ; Rahman, Shireena Basree Abdul ; Teh, Kamarul Shukri Mat. / A review of apostasy cases in Malaysia. In: Man in India. 2017 ; Vol. 97, No. 16. pp. 297-301.
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