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Married Women and Children (Enforcement of Maintenance) Act of Malaysia (1968, as amended 1988)

Citation 1. This Act may be cited as the Married Women and Children (Enforcement of Maintenance) Act 1968. Application 2. This Act shall apply to the States of Peninsular Malaysia only. Interpretation 3. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires– “attachment of earnings order” means an order made under section 4; “the court” means [...]

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Married Women and Children (Maintenance) Act of Malaysia (1950, as amended 2006)

Short title 1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Married Women and Children (Maintenance) Act 1950. *(2) This Act shall apply to Peninsular Malaysia only. *NOTE—This Act is extended to Sarawak and Federal Territory of Labuan effective from 24 July 1992–see P.U. (A) 271/1992 and P.U. (A) 274/1992. Interpretation 2. In this Act, [...]

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Married Women Act of Malaysia (1957, as amended 2006)

Short title and application 1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Married Women Act 1957. (2) This Act shall apply to the States of Peninsular Malaysia only. Interpretation 2. (1) In this Act— “married woman” includes any woman married in accordance with the rites and ceremonies required by her religion, manners or customs; [...]

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Law Reform (Marriage & Divorce) Act of Malaysia (1976, as amended 2006)

Sections: Preliminary Monogamous Marriages Marriage Registration of Marriages Penalties and Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to the Solemnization and Registration of Marriages Divorce Matters Incidental to Matrimonial Proceedings Protection of Children Miscellaneous

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Law Reform (Marriage & Divorce) Act of Malaysia (1976, as amended 2006) – 1: Preliminary

An Act to provide for monogamous marriages and the solemnization and registration of such marriages; to amend and consolidate the law relating to divorce; and to provide for matters incidental thereto. *[Throughout Malaysia—1 March 1982, P.U. (B) 73/1982] *NOTE—This Act is made applicable to the Federal Territory of Labuan vide Modification Order No. P.U. (A) [...]

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Law Reform (Marriage & Divorce) Act of Malaysia (1976, as amended 2006) – 2: Monogamous Marriages

PART II MONOGAMOUS MARRIAGES Disability to contract marriages otherwise than under this Act5. (1) Every person who on the appointed date is lawfully married under any law, religion, custom or usage to one or more spouses shall be incapable, during the continuance of such marriage or marriages, of contracting a valid marriage under any law, [...]

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Law Reform (Marriage & Divorce) Act of Malaysia (1976, as amended 2006) – 3: Marriage

PART III MARRIAGE Restrictions on marriage Persons by whom marriages may be solemnized 9. A marriage under this Act may be solemnized only by a Registrar.*NOTE—The Extradition Ordinance 1958 [Ord. 2 of 1958] and the Commonwealth Fugitive Criminals Act 1967 [Act 54 of 1967] has since been repealed by the Extradition Act 1992 [Act 479]–see [...]

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Law Reform (Marriage & Divorce) Act of Malaysia (1976, as amended 2006) – 4: Registration of Marriages

PART IV REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGES Registration 27. The marriage of every person ordinarily resident in Malaysia and of every person resident abroad who is a citizen of or domiciled in Malaysia after the appointed date shall be registered pursuant to this Act. Appointment of Registrar General, Registrars and Assistant Registrars of Marriages 28. (1) The [...]

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Law Reform (Marriage & Divorce) Act of Malaysia (1976, as amended 2006) – 5: Penalties and Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to the Solemnization and Registration of Marriages

PART V PENALTIES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE SOLEMNIZATION AND REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGES Omission to appear before Registrar within prescribed time 35. Any person who, being required by section 31 to appear before a Registrar, omits to do so within the prescribed time shall, on conviction, be liable to imprisonment for a term not [...]

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Law Reform (Marriage & Divorce) Act of Malaysia (1976, as amended 2006) – 6: Divorce

PART VI DIVORCE Principles of law to be applied 47. Subject to the provisions contained in this Part, the court shall in all suits and proceedings hereunder act and give relief on principles which in the opinion of the court are, as nearly as may be, conformable to the principles on which the High Court [...]

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