Category Archives: Laws

Malaysia Distribution Act – Sabah

DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATE UPON INTESTACY SABAH   Distribution (Amendment) Act, 1997, Malaysia Section 6 (amended in August 31, 1997) SABAH Intestate Succession Ordinance, 1960, Malaysia RULE SITUATION DISTRIBUTION 1. Rule (1) Intestate dies leaving a surviving spouse, no issue and

Distribution Act -Sabah

DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATE UPON INTESTACY SABAH istribution (Amendment) Act, 1997, Malaysia Section 6 (amended in August 31, 1997) SABAH Intestate Succession Ordinance, 1960, Malaysia RULE SITUATION DISTRIBUTION 1. Rule (1) Intestate dies leaving a surviving spouse, no issue and no

Distribution Act -West Malaysia and Sarawak

DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATE UPON INTESTACY WEST MALAYSIA AND SARAWAK Distribution (Amendment) Act, 1997, Malaysia Section 6 (amended in August 31, 1997) INTESTATE LEAVING SURVIVING     ENTITLEMENT Spouse only (no parent(s) / issue) Spouse – whole estate ​ Spouse Parent(s) (no

Malaysia Legal Process

 JURISDICTION 1. TESTACY Proving Executors High Court (Probate) 2. TESTACY Proving No Executors Less than or Equal RM600,000                                                                                Movables

Malaysian Foreign Assets

FOREIGN ASSETS The general rule is that for movables, the Law of the Testator’s domicile applies, WHEREAS for immovables, it is the lex situs that applies. Accordingly, for immovable property, a local Will should be made. Domicile – The country

Malaysia Islamic Law

ISLAMIC LAWS The Wills Act, 1959, Malaysia and the Wills Ordinance (Sabah) does not apply to Muslims.  Persons professing to the religion of Islam are governed by Islamic Laws (commonly known as Syariah Laws) which was founded on the teachings

Malaysia Customary Laws – Peninsula Malaysia

ADAT / CUSTOMARY LAWS A.  PENINSULA MALAYSIA Custom can be regarded as an ancient rule of law for a particular place or locality.  Historically, custom can be considered as constituting a set of unwritten laws or rules that has never

Malaysia Customary Laws – Sabah and Sarawak

ADAT / CUSTOMARY LAWS SABAH AND SARAWAK Hereunder are better-known indigenous groups, Ibans and Dusun:   IBAN (i) Definition of a Family Unit The basic unit of Iban social and legal organisation is the bilik (Malay word for “room”).  The

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