#Inter #faith #marriage #law #Singapore #BURMA #MYANMAR

Singapore has two marital legislations such as Muslim Law Act and Women’s Charter. It bans a marriage between a Muslim and a non-Muslim. A non-Muslim woman is required to attend one-year religious conversion training before becoming a Muslim wife. Official interviewers are obliged to ask a Muslim man whether he is able to guide his bride-to-be on the path of becoming a Muslim wife. ? NO OUTCRY FROM HRW AND OTHERS ???

 

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Myanmar has drafted legislations designed for religious conversion and population control which will soon be released for public debate, said Myint Kyaing on May 2, a director general from Ministry of Immigration and Population.
President Thein Sein formed a drafting commission on March 7. And the commission convened three times to complete its work.
The bills will be revised in accordance with the public suggestions, Myint Kyaing said.
“We will soon publish the four drafts on state-owned newspapers, within one or two days. They’re all finished. We will request the public for their suggestions. According to suggestions from the public and organizations, we will amend the draft provisions before completion,” he said.
The commission held its meetings and workshops in transparent manner to draft the bills in accordance with the Constitution, enphasising on the country’s diverse religions and aiming to enhance the national unity for the long-term interests of the nation.
Chairman of the Religious and Nationality Safeguarding Association (Central) recently requested the President to enact such laws concerning religious conversion, marriage, monogamy and population growth control.
And the President in his turn sent a message to parliament on February 25 to activating the drafting process.
Acting on the presidential request, Parliamentary Speaker Thura Shwe Mann said the matters related to religious conversion and population growth control are under the responsibilities of Ministry of Immigration and Population and Ministry of Religion. And the issues of marriage and monogamy are under the purview of the Union Supreme Court.
He asked the relevant departments to draft the bills to submit to the parliament with an approval from the government.
The President subsequently formed the commission under the chairmanship of Tun Tun Oo, the deputy attorney general, to draft the bills related to religion conversion and population control.
The commission is to submit the two drafted bills not later than June 30 to the President.
The religious conversion is being drafted under the backdrops of inter-faith marriage.
Singapore has two marital legislations such as Muslim Law Act and Women’s Charter. It bans a marriage between a Muslim and a non-Muslim. A non-Muslim woman is required to attend one-year religious conversion training before becoming a Muslim wife. Official interviewers are obliged to ask a Muslim man whether he is able to guide his bride-to-be on the path of becoming a Muslim wife.

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