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January 09

Adam’s story: How illegitimate Muslim children here carry ‘bin Abdullah’ stigma

Adam* is like any other child in Malaysia, except the National Registration Department (NRD) wants him to ditch his father’s name and use “bin Abdullah”, a patronym that is virtually a badge of shame worn by illegitimate Muslim children. Muslim parents Rahman* and Aisyah* married in Selangor and gave birth to Adam in the same […]