Chief Justice Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim and Federal Court judge Justice Alauddin Mohd Sheriff delivered the majority decision dismissing her appeal.
Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Justice Richard Malanjum dissented.
On Sept 19, 2005, the Court of Appeal decided that the NRD director-general was right in refusing her application to drop her religious status from her IC on the grounds that the Syariah Court and other Islamic religious authorities did not confirm Linas renunciation of Islam.
The Star, 30 May
Decision has been make and we now know that our freedom to practice any religion we preach has a limit. Is that what we call freedom to practice any religion that is ensure by the constitution? Is our contitution the supreme law of the country or the other way round?
Something got to be done before the problem worsen. This is just the beginning and Malaysia's lawmaker got to be swift in making clear the role of our civil law n the syariah law in order to prevent further problems that involve convert and revert. May all this can be settle soon before a greater problem emerge. God bless.