malaysia - Family & Child Law

Couples required to fulfill Conditions to go through Fast Track Divorce Process - JAKESS

SHAH ALAM, Jul 10 (Bernama) - The fast track divorce process introduced by the Selangor Syariah Judiciary Department (JAKESS) is not merely to end a marriage without steps taken for the couple to reconcile, according to the department.
Date: 10 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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


Court cautions Najib against posting Statements on his Trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today cautioned Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak against posting any more statements in social media pertaining to his SRC trial or risk being cited for contempt of court.

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Bank Muamalat: 'Court did not find us Guilty of Union-Busting'

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd today said it was never found guilty of union-busting or had breached any law.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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CUEPAC urges Government to review Minimum Wage

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 30 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS) has urged the government to review the minimum wage in an effort to reduce the people’s cost of living.

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MITI calls SMEs to sign up for IR4.0 Assessment

GEORGE TOWN, Jun 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to sign up for the National Policy on Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA).

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Lawyer Shafee's Money-Laundering trial moved to March Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 27 (Bernama) - The trial of prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing two counts of money laundering charges involving RM9.5 million he allegedly received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, and two charges of making false statements to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), has been moved to March next year.

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