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(Compass) – Seven years after she converted to Christianity, a Malaysian woman is still waiting for a High Court ruling on her right to remove the word “Islam” from her identity card. In 1998, Azlina Jailani, as she was then known, applied to the National Registration Department (NRD) to have the name on her identity card changed to Lina Joy to reflect her conversion to Christianity. NRD officials agreed to alter the name, but refused to switch her religious status. In the latest hearing on the case, senior federal counsel Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid said that Joy abused the legal system by requesting the change from the NRD instead of an Islamic sharia court. Joy has repeatedly argued that, as a Christian, she is not subject to sharia law. Her case highlights the need for Malaysia to set clearer ground rules for religious conversions.