malaysia - Family & Child Law

Amendment to Islamic Family Law Enactment

SEREMBAN, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The Negeri Sembilan State Assembly today passed an amendment to the bill related to the Islamic Family Law Enactment (Negeri Sembilan) (Amendment) 2019.
Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Muhyiddin: No Plan to reinstate Clause 88A in Marriage and Divorce Act

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 4 (Bernama) - The government is not proposing that Clause 88A concerning the religious conversion of child as mentioned in an amendment to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (Act 164), be reintroduced.
Date: 04 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Special Marriage Court begins Operations in May

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 17 (Bernama) - A Special Marriages, Hadhanah (child custody) and Nafkah (maintenance) court which has the authority to confiscate the property of an man who has failed to provide for his ex-wife will take off in May. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said th ...
Date: 17 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Govt to propose stricter SoP involving Child Marriages

KUANTAN, Mar 10 (Bernama) - The government will propose for stricter standard operating procedure (SOP) involving child marriages and the cases will be heard before Syariah high court judges.
Date: 10 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Negligence, Neglect of Children can land Parents in Legal Trouble

KULAI, March 5 (Bernama) - The government today warned that parents who are careless with their children or neglect them can land themselves in trouble with the law.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama


Date: 21 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 492; Source: Federal Court Registry

Rosliza Binti Ibrahim v Kerajaan Negeri Selangor and Another

Date: 18 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 481; Source: Federal Court Registry

Child Care Centre Employees to get Psychological Test in Sarawak

SIBU, Jan 20 (Bernama) - Sarawak will be introducing a psychological evaluation test as an additional condition for the opening and registration of new child care centres (taska) in the state. State Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said the additional condition to the ex ...
Date: 20 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Need for Laws to Act against Families who keep OKU Kids away from Public

LANGKAWI, Dec 22 (Bernama) - Existing laws that affect people with special needs (OKU) will have to be reviewed for action to be taken against families who hide and keep them away from the society.
Date: 22 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendment to Child and Adolescence Act to be extended to Sabah and Sarawak - Mahfuz

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 19 (Bernama) - The Children and Young Persons (Employment) (Amendment) Bill 2018 which was approved in the Dewan Negara today, will also be extended to Sabah and Sarawak. Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar during winding up debate said it would be done through amendments to the Labour Ordinance (Sabah Chapter 67 ...
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 15 December 2018.
Date: 14 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 315 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Special Act for Senior Citizens to be tabled - DPM

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said a special Act for senior citizens will be drafted in the near future to protect the welfare and basic rights of the group.
Date: 14 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Melissa Marie Albert v Malcolm Fernandez and Another Appeal

Date: 03 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 414; Source: Federal Court Registry

New Mechanism to make Ex-Husbands pay Alimony after Divorce

PARIT BUNTAR, Nov 11 (Bernama) - The government plans to introduce a mechanism that can make ex-husbands pay their ex-wives for their alimonies as decided by Syariah Court after divorce. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said the move was aimed at helping divorced women who were oppressed by their irr ...
Date: 11 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Marital Rape difficult to prove in Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - The government has no plans to make marital rape a crime because of problems to prove the case in court, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Over 500 Cases of Marriage without Permission recorded in FT

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 (Bernama) - The Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) has recorded over 500 cases of marriage without permission in the three federal territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan between October 2017 and Oct 5, this year.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Minimum Age Limit for Marriages in Johor fixed at 18 Years for Men, Women

JOHOR BAHRU, Oct 21 (Bernama) - The minimum age limit for marriages in Johor has been fixed at 18 years for Muslim and non-Muslim men and women as had been coordinated at the central level.
Date: 21 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat passes Children and Young Persons Bill

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Children and Young Persons (Employment) (Amendment) Bill 2018 with the aim to improve protection for the group in employment. Human Resource Minister M. Kulasegaran said the amendment to the Children and Young Persons (Employment) Act 1966 was to ensure the labour laws of the c ...
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court upholds RM30-Mln Alimony Payment for Bekir's Ex-wife

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Tun Abdul Taib, son of the Sarawak Yang Dipertua Negeri, has to pay RM30 million ‘mutaah’ (alimony) to his former wife, Shahnaz Abdul Majid.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Child Marriage a Violation of Human Rights

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Child marriage is a violation of human rights and not a solution to poverty, said Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama


18 Items listed under Festive Season Price Control Scheme for Aidilfitri, Gawai

KUCHING, May 22 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has listed 18 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) in conjunction with Aidilfitri and 14 items for Gawai Dayak which will be celebrated in June.

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Phone Call not from Officer or Staff of Penang Courts - Chief Registrar's Office

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has denied an individual’s claim about receiving a phone call from an officer or employee of the Penang courts.

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Those given Trust, Power should Build a better Nation Based on Rule of Law - Sultan Nazrin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said those given the trust, power and position, now have the opportunity to build a better Malaysia based on the rule of law.

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King decides High Court Registry Location on Advice of PM - Sabah Law Society

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The principal registry of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak can be relocated to any place in Sabah or Sarawak as determined by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong acting on the advice of the prime minister, the Sabah Law Society (SLS) said today.

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Mobile Application on Labour Market Information Launched

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Information on Malaysia's labour market is now available at the fingertips with the launch of a new mobile application, Labour Market Information Gateway or LMI Gateway today.

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