Sarawak could allow converts to renounce Islam

By Trinna Leong | The Straits Times

The Malaysian state of Sarawak announced it would amend state laws on conversion, following a court case involving three people seeking to have their conversion to Islam reversed.

Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg said on Saturday that amendments would be made to the state’s religious law, providing an administrative solution for apostates.

“We will amend any weaknesses in our syariah laws in dealing with apostasy cases. There must be an SOP because we cannot leave people hanging,” said Datuk Abang Johari, referring to the need for a standard operating procedure.