馬來西亞一名從信仰伊斯蘭教（回教）轉信基督教的女子，在法庭上打了四年的官司，要求從她的身份證上去除"伊斯蘭"這幾個字。但是伊斯蘭法庭早已經做出判決，拒絕接受該女子轉信基督教。 （詳情參BBC中文網 ）
Bernama馬新社中文網(30 May 2007)
联邦法院首席大法官阿末法鲁斯（Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim）及联邦法院法官阿拉乌丁（Alauddin Mohd Sheriff）两人的大多数判决驳回了李娜乔的上诉。另一名承审法官、沙巴州及砂拉越州大法官里察马兰郡（Richard Malanjum）则持相反意见。
43岁的李娜乔（Lina Joy）原本是回教徒，出生时的名字是阿兹莉娜哲拉妮（Azlina Jelani）；后来她欲嫁给一名基督教徒，而立意改信基督教。她向国民登记局申请删除身份证里宗教信仰一栏中的“回教”字眼，但遭国民登记局拒绝，理由是她没有出示回教法庭发出的叛教庭令。
No joy for Lina
（摘自MalaysiaKini)Soon Li Tsin May 30, 07 11:18am
Lina Joy’s long wait for her conversion to Christianity to be recognised by law is over - the Federal Court ruled today that she remains a Muslim and her religious status will not be removed from her identity card.
Lina unhappy with decision
KUALA LUMPUR: Lina Joy is extremely unhappy with the Federal Court judgment.
“I am disappointed that the Federal Court is not able to vindicate a simple but important fundamental right that exists in all persons; namely, the right to believe in the religion of one's choice and equally important, the right to marry a person of one's choice and to raise a family in the Malaysia context.......
“It would extremely difficult to exercise freedom of conscience in the present environment.”
Lina, 42, was born Azlina Jailani to Malay parents. She was brought up as a Muslim but at the age of 36 became a Christian.
In 1999, she managed to change the name in her identity card to Lina Joy but the National Registration Department retained her religion in the card as Islam.
On April 23, 2001, the High Court refused to decide on her application to renounce Islam as her religion on grounds that the issue should be decided by the Syariah Court. It also dismissed her application for an order to direct the department to drop the word “Islam” from her identity card.
On Sept 19, 2005, the Court of Appeal, in a majority decision, also rejected her appeal.
妇女援助组织主席美拉（Meera Samanther）也说，联邦法院否定了丽娜乔“选择宗教、配偶与生育的权利”。 她表示，李娜乔目前唯一的选择就是离开马来西亚，因此法院的判决也间接否决了她的居住权。
马来西亚基督教協會（Council of Churches Malaysia）总秘书赫曼（Hermen Shastri）在法院外对记者说，《联邦宪法》第11条款赋予李娜乔权利，选择她所要信奉的宗教，这也是每个马来西亚人民的宪赋权利。
Malanjum The First Kadazandusun To Be Chief Judge
KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 (Bernama) -- Federal Court Judge Datuk Richard Malanjum was appointed Sabah and Sarawak High Court Chief Judge, making him the first Kadazandusun to hold the post.Malanjum, who succeeds Tan Sri Datuk Amar Steve Shim Lip Kiong who retired last week, received his appointment letter from Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail at Istana Negara.
Malanjum, 54, born on Oct 13, 1952 in Tuaran, Sabah, obtained his law degree from London University.He had served as Deputy Public Prosecutor before starting his own legal practice, Messrs Richard Malanjum & Co.Malanjum was also president of the Sabah Law Association and represented the state in the Lower Court Rules Committee.He joined the judiciary in 1992 when he was appointed Sabah High Court Judge before being sworn in as Court of Appeal Judge in 2003.
On June 17, 2005, Malanjum was appointed a Federal Court Judge, and the youngest to be appointed to the post.He received the "Pingat Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu" award from Sabah in 1998 and the "Sri Indera Mahkota Pahang" award in 2004.Malanjum is married to Datin Marina Tiu, 52, and they have three children, Jessica Eleanor, 22, Edgar Richard, 20, and Carl Barnabas, 17.-- BERNAMA（Thursday, 27 July 2006）
CFM Statement on Lina Joy’s
The Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) is disturbed and saddened by the decision of the Federal Court in the Lina Joy’s case, where the Court has confirmed the National Registration Department’s right to insist on a certificate from the Syariah Court that she has apostatized, prior to registering her conversion in the identity card.
We reiterate that the NRD’s insistence on such a certificate being produced has curtailed the fundamental right of an individual to profess and express his or her religion as provided for in Article 11.
We have also noted with much concern that this decision reflects a growing trend of decisions in the courts where civil courts are abdicating their responsibility of providing legal redress to individuals who only seek to profess and live their religion according to their conscience.
As a result of this decision, it is now more pressing for the government and lawmakers to revisit the relevant legislation and to reinstate the jurisdiction of the Civil Courts so that equal protection of the right to choose and express one’s religion is accorded to all Malaysians, as enshrined in Article 11.
The CFM will continue to cooperate with the government and all Malaysians to uphold the Government’s vision of upholding the multiracial, multicultural and multireligious character of our nation.
Bishop Paul Tan Chee Ing, SJ
Chairman and Executive Committee
CHRISTIAN FEDERATION OF MALAYSIA
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Dated 30th May 2007