Updated 29th Jan : Information from the Gan’s family:
Latest update: Civil Court dismissed Gan’s Family case today
Updated 29th January : Follow the topic on Lim Kit Siang’s blog.
UPDATED : I have received the pdf files of the conversion certificates, medical certifications and also the MyKad of the late Gan Eng Gor. As my server do not have the capacity to store all these for downloading, I shall put up just the Forms in four pdf files. If you are going to blog about this, please email me so I can forward you the complete files. These files are given with the permission of the Gan’s family.
Zipped files of four forms on the conversion of Gan Eng Gor.
(it may takes like forever to download ‘cos the files are big, 3.3MB and I already resized them)
I found this post on the late Gan Eng Gor’s daughter-in-law’s blog. It is written by :
Gan Hok Ming for and on behalf of the family members of Gan Eng Gor (deceased)
Date: 25th January 2008
I wish to highlight some points that are of concerns to me.
5. We were advised by our solicitors that there are serious irregularities in the said conversion papers especially the Declaration of Conversion into Islam.
a). The declaration was before a Pegawai Ukhuwah. His rubber stamp was on the paper but that officer did not sign.
b). Further there was no signatory at the certification column.
c). There was an illegal alteration on the date to 3rd July 2007.
and I feel it is our responsibilities to bring their plea to the open so that more people are aware of the situation. I echo what is mentioned here :
15. We hope the PM and the higher ups in the Islamic Authorities review this case and to ensure that the truth is unraveled. We hope that all conversions to Islam is fair and transparent and made known to all the next of kin of the convert.
We Seek Justice, Fair play and Truth in this matter.
To my Muslims readers and blogger friends, I hope none of you will see this as our way of rebuking authorities and defying anyone’s religious rights. We are merely asking for understanding, respect and compassion. I am sure many of such cases will arise in future and all we want is to see that justice is done and respect is given to the bereaved family.
I hope fellow bloggers will highlight the points raised by the Gan’s family. This will help to bring awareness and build understanding on what takes place when one is converted to Islam. Bloggers, do your part.
May I remind commentors that none of you are allowed to speculate, condemn any parties or make any unnecessary remarks.