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Forum "Ada Apa Pada Nama"
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Sisters In Islam will be holding a public forum on the issue of illegitimate children.

What's in a name? In Malaysia, Muslim children born within 6 months from the date of the parents' marriage are unable to take the name of the fathers, and are instead registered with the surname "binti/bin Abdullah...". An indicator to the legitimacy of a child, it leads to serious and often unjust repercussions on the children's emotional wellbeing and their future. What are the origins of this practice and what are the implications? More importantly, can it be changed? Explore these questions and more at our public forum.

Title: “Ada Apa Pada Nama?” / "What's in a Name?"
Date: 25th Feb 2012
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Venue: Impiana Hotel, KLCC Kuala Lumpur
Moderator: Pengarah KANITA, USM Prof. Datin Dr. Rashidah Shuib
Confirmed Speakers: Yang Amat Arif Ketua Hakim Syarie Dato' Ismail Yahya, Mufti Perlis Dr. Juanda Jaya & Peguam Sivil & Syarie Nizam Bashir

Admission is free (Pre-registration is required)
Pls RSVP your attendance to: / or 03-77856121 before 24 Feb 2012 (Friday).

The forum will be in Bahasa Malaysia (BM).

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