Personal Legal Procedures
Guide to Making Statutory Declarations in Malaysia
A statutory declaration is a legal document that enables an individual to insert and affirm the truthfulness of a statement in writing. It is a legally binding declaration signed by an individual affirming that the information provided is accurate and truthful to the best of their knowledge. The law regulating statutory declaration in Malaysia is the Statutory Declaration Act 1960 (“SD Act”). Purpose of Statutory Declaration Statutory declarations can be...
Personal Legal Procedures
The Legality of Abortion in Malaysia
Pregnancy is welcomed when a woman is emotionally and financially prepared to accept a child into her life. The failure of contraception or rape is just two of the many causes of unintended pregnancy that affect millions of women every year throughout the world. Unwanted pregnancies leave women with three choices: safe abortion adoption or embracing parenthood. Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by medical or surgical means that...
Can you file legal action against your spouse for adultery?
In today’s environment, it is not strange or a surprise for one partner to turn their back against their spouse by pursuing another person or letting themselves be chased by someone other than their spouse. This is known as cheating, which can take the form of physical infidelity or an emotional affair. Being cheated on is painful and heartbreaking, but the law is there to help the person who was...
Tenancy Agreement: A General Guide
Introduction Landlord and tenant are bound by the terms of a tenancy agreement, which outlines their respective responsibilities and entitlements. Legally, renting a house in Malaysia is sufficient without a tenancy agreement. Tenancy agreements are not legally required, but it is in everyone’s best interest to have one signed before the rental begins. Entering into a Tenancy Agreement A tenancy agreement (“TA”) can be entered in writing or verbally. The...
Hierarchy of Courts in Malaysia
The Malaysian government comprises three main components: Executive, Legislative and Judiciary. The judiciary is the court system that decides legal disputes, defends the law, and applies it in legal cases. In every nation, the judiciary plays a crucial role in deciphering and administering the law and resolving disputes between the citizens as between the citizens and the state. Tasked with the duty to ensure equal justice and fairness, the judiciary...
Factors in Deciding Child Custody Disputes
Most divorced spouses frequently engage in another battle known as a custody dispute. The Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (“LRA”) and the Guardianship of Infant Act 1961 (“GIA”) are two major acts that address custody issues in Malaysia. When determining which parent should be granted custody of a child, both acts stipulate that the kid’s best interest or well-being shall take precedence. This is in line with Article...