Malaysia government eyes court mediation to ease conversion and child custody cases

PETALING JAYA - The Government is looking at mediation as a means to help resolve issues among couples involved in religious conversion and child custody battles.

The joint committee formed to look into matters relating to conflicts between civil and Syariah courts in conversion and custody cases has identified mediation as a mechanism to help resolve the issues.

"Mediation will be the first step because it is not legally binding.

"This is what the committee has in mind but more studies need to be done before it can be implemented," a source close to the panel told The Star yesterday.


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