Tag Archives: NRD

April 19

Registration of births, deaths permitted up to 90 days after MCO lifted, says Ismail Sabri

Registration of births and deaths during the movement control order (MCO) will be allowed to be delayed up to 90 days from the date the MCO ends, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.  The Star reports: Currently, registration of births and deaths have to be made within 60 days at the nearest National […]

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 […]

September 21

Judges reminded of basic principles of law in ‘bin abdullah’ forum

Judges should always take into consideration basic principles of law in making their decisions, a former Federal Court judge has reminded, in light of the “bin Abdullah” case. In a forum organised by the Bar Council on the issue tonight, retired judge Gopal Sri Ram pointed out that the word “fatwa” is not mentioned anywhere […]