son claims dead father is a convert

January 21st, 2008 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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Have you ever noticed that these kind of dubious conversion cases seem to happen to people who bed-ridden, terminally ill, unable to communicate properly and so on?

Eldest son claims dead father was a Muslim


SEREMBAN: Police yesterday took away the remains of a 74-year-old man from a Chinese funeral parlour near here after his eldest son claimed that the deceased was a Muslim.

Abdul Rahman Gan Abdullah, 47, who had embraced Islam several years ago, lodged a report at the Seremban 2 police station claiming that his father, Gan Eng Gor, had converted to Islam on July 3 last year and had taken the name Amir Gan Abdullah.

When met at the funeral parlour, one of Eng Gor’s eight other children, Hock Sin, said the family was shocked to hear of this.  “When my father died this morning in Klang, I called to inform Abdul Rahman as he was the eldest. The entire family is shocked at his claim.

“We have been practising Buddhists all our lives. How is it that none of us, including my mother who has been looking after my sick father for the past two years, has no knowledge of this?” asked Hock Sin.

Temiang assemblyman Datuk Tiger Lee Yuen Fong and Rahang asemblyman Datuk Yip Chee Kiong, who were at the funeral parlour, appealed to all parties to remain calm and allow the authorities to assess the situation.

They also spoke with Eng Gor’s widow, Chua Chun, 65.

Hock Sin said it was not possible for his father to have embraced Islam as he had been bedridden for the past two years after suffering a stroke. “He could not talk, so how was it possible that he converted?”

State Islamic Affairs assistant director Mohd Yusof Tahir, who arrived at the funeral parlour later, produced copies of a certificate and a card from the department which stated that Eng Gor had embraced Islam on July 3 last year. Abdul Rahman was not present.  Speaking to reporters later, Mohd Yusof said the matter would be heard before the Syariah Court today.

Lee told reporters that the MCA would help appoint a counsel for the aggrieved family. Eng Gor’s remains are being kept at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital mortuary.


1 comment

  1. kisser says:

    Recently,i read few stories like this from country like malaysia.

    Cases:1)mount everest indian climber
    2)subashini husband and son conversion
    3)Gan eng gor conversion

    Is there any evidence are this people convert to muslim even if yes why this issue of conversion raise only after their death why not when they are still alive, except subashini case?

    If this is the case what happen to joy lina case?Why Syariah Court full defence with this type of issues.I belief Syariah Court got to be more professional when deal with this kind of issues in order to avoid religion hatred!