Police chief warns public over fugitive dad Riduan
Police have deployed teams to track Muhammad Riduan Abdullah after the Federal Court's decision.
ULU BERNAM: Police have advised the public against speculating over the case of Muhammad Riduan Abdullah, who has reportedly failed to hand over his youngest daughter to his former wife M. Indira Gandhi.
Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said police had deployed teams to track Riduan.
âThis is a sensitive matter. Assumptions can jeopardise public order and national security,â he told reporters here today.
Fuzi had said that efforts were ongoing to trace Riduan, previously known as K. Pathmanathan, based on a warrant of committal issued by the Ipoh High Court on May 30, 2014.
The statement was issued following t he remark by Indira that the police had no excuse not to look for and arrest her former husband, who she claimed had failed to hand over their daughter to her.
On Jan 29, the Federal Court ruled against unilateral conversion of a minor child to Islam, and cancelled the conversion certificates of the coupleâs three children.
Riduan, 47, had changed the religion of their children to Islam in April 2009 without Indiraâs consent after he himself embraced Islam.
In 2016, the Federal Court ordered then inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar to arrest Riduan for violating a High Court order to hand over their youngest daughter Prasana Diksa to his former wife.
In 2010, the Ipoh High Court gave Indira full custody of their three children and ordered Riduan to hand over Prasana to the mother.
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