English Forum


Date: 7 June 2007 (Thursday)

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Room: Laksamana Room, Level 3

Panel of Distinguished Speakers:

  • YB Lim Kit Siang, Parliamentary Opposition Leader

  • Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, General Secretary of PKR

  • Lim Guan Eng, Secretary-General of DAP

  • Ambiga Sreenevasan, Malaysia Bar Council President

  • Yusri Mohammad, President of Angkatan Belia Islam (ABIM)

  • Leonard Teoh, Legal Advisor to Malaysia Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism (MCCBCHS)

  • Dr Azmi Sharom, Associate Professor, UM Law Faculty

Chairperson: Tony Pua


"To say that she is not under the jurisdiction of the Syariah Court because she no longer professes Islam is not appropriate... In other words, one cannot embrace or leave a religion according to one's whims and fancies."

Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim


"Illegal and unreasonable... to expect the appellant (Lina) to apply for a certificate of apostasy when to do so would likely expose her to a range of offences under the Islamic law is, in my view, unreasonable."

Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk Richard Malanjum



"I am disappointed that the Federal Court is not able to vindicate a simple but important fundamental right that exists in all persons; namely, the right to believe in the religion of one's choice... The Federal Court has not only denied me that right but to all Malaysians who value fundamental freedoms."

Lina Joy



For more information, please contact DAP Damansara Community & Service Centre Hotline: (016) 2228867 or [email protected] .