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)
penang-right-arrow
Spouse – whole estate

Spouse
Parent(s)
(no issue)
 penang-right-arrow
Spouse – 1/2
Parent(s) – 1/2
Issue only (no parent(s))  penang-right-arrow
Issue – whole estate
Spouse
Issue
(no parent(s))
 penang-right-arrow
Spouse – 1/3
Issue – 2/3
Issue
Parent(s)
(no spouse)
 penang-right-arrow
Issue – 2/3
Parent(s) – 1/3
Spouse
Issue
Parent(s)
 penang-right-arrow
Spouse – 1/4
Issue – 1/2
Parent(s) – 1/4

 

A person dies intestate leaving no spouse, no parent(s) and no issue, the following persons are entitled in accordance to priority:

 

(a) brothers and sisters  penang-right-arrow In equal shares
(b) grandparents   penang-right-arrow In equal shares
(c) uncles and aunts   penang-right-arrow In equal shares
(d) great grandparents  penang-right-arrow In equal shares
(e) great granduncles and grandaunts   penang-right-arrow In equal shares
(f)  Government      penang-right-arrow Entitle to the whole estate

Note  Issue includes children and the descendants of deceased children.
This Act only applies in West Malaysia and the State of Sarawak.
It does not apply to Muslims and the natives of Sarawak.

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