Malay woman buried as Buddhist

June 17th, 2008 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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In a rare case, a lady who died at the age of 78, Selimah Mat, was buried as a Buddhist after the Perlis Syariah court ruled (based on Perlis Religious Affairs Dept) that the lady is not a Muslim at time of death. She was taken to Thailand at the age of 16, and came back 8 years later with a son. She admitted to marrying a Buddhist and living as one.  Her sister said that Selimah did not want to return to Islam.

The issue ran for 4 days, after the son applied to bury Selimah according to Buddhist rites.  Selimah was also seen actively participating in the local Wat.

I guess this is one of those lucky ones!

Both Star and NST carried the news.

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