A 13 year old Iban student who is studying in SMK Lutong recently lodged a police report against her teacher as she was forced to convert into Islam without her parental consent.
According to the police report that she lodged, she was brought by a teacher she knew to a house in the Samling residential area in Kuala Baram accompanied by two women and three men. She also added that she was led to ‘membaca doa dalam agama Islam’ and she was also given RM250 in cash and Muslim prayer garments.
The teacher then arranged for a date to take her to Jabatan Agama Islam on March 16 but she attests that she had no intention of converting.
In a formal letter of complaint on March 24 was also given to the principle of SMK Lutong which is signed by the student’s parents and grandparents. In the complaint letter the parents also stated that the teachers also gave her a Muslim name and she was said to be provided with a new name tag for the new Muslim name.