Between 2005 and 2015, more than half a million children in Malaysia were born out of wedlock. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia’s ‘bin Abdullah’ ruling for Muslims will not reduce children’s stigma, activists say

  • Muslims born out of wedlock will not be allowed to take their father’s name, but they do not have to carry the controversial suffix, the apex court rules
  • But this interpretation of Islamic law in the long-running case will lead to children being deemed illegitimate, according to a children’s rights advocate
Topic |   Malaysia
Between 2005 and 2015, more than half a million children in Malaysia were born out of wedlock. Photo: Reuters
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