Malaysian court rejects woman's bid to block son's conversion to Islam

Malaysia's highest court rejected a Hindu woman's plea Thursday to stop her Muslim-convert husband from changing their son's religion to Islam, in a case that raised concerns over eroding minority rights. Subashini Rajasingam, a 29-year-old ethnic Indian Hindu, went to court after her husband, also an ethnic Indian, converted to Islam along with their 4-year-old son, without her consent. Her bid to stop her husband from converting their 2-year-old son had already been rejected by lower courts, and the Federal Court was her last resort, said her lawyer, K. Shanmuga. The Federal Court ruled a child can be converted with the consent of just one parent.