A Selangor woman born to a Muslim father but raised as a Buddhist by her Buddhist mother has lost her application at the Court of Appeal to be declared a non-Muslim.
The parents never married.
The High Court had in March 2016 dismissed Rosliza’s application on grounds that she was not able to prove that her natural parents did not contract a Muslim marriage.
What a ridiculous demand. The woman persisted.
Given a second chance at the Shah Alam High Court, Rosliza went to the religious authorities of 10 other states in Malaysia (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis and Terengganu), and managed to get their confirmation that they did not have any records of her mother converting to become a Muslim, or of a Muslim marriage between her parents.
Of course, the dishonest Muslim court doesn't care.
However, the Shah Alam High Court on June 22, 2017 rejected Rosliza’s bid, as her natural parents could have gotten married but did not register the marriage.
What's amazing about this whole case is that this adult woman isn't allowed the basic freedom to decide her religion. She was never a Muslim and she isn't one today but the courts and the government will continue to count her as one.