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Division of matrimonial property in Malaysia: the legal historical perspective

Ibrahim, Norliah and Abdul Hak, Nora (2007) Division of matrimonial property in Malaysia: the legal historical perspective. Sejarah : Jurnal Jabatan Sejarah Universiti Malaya, 15. pp. 143-160. ISSN 1985-0611

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Matrimonial property under the Malaysian family law refers to the property that is jointly acquired by husband and wife during the marriage. Under the present law, in dividing the matrimonial property upon divorce, the court will look at the parties’ contribution either through direct or indirect contribution. The article focuses on the development of the law governing the division of matrimonial property from the historical context. The discussion concentrates on majority of races living in Malaysia i.e., Malay, Chinese and Indian which were previously governed by their customs. It is interesting to see whether customs practised by different races in Malaysia play any role in the development of law concerning the division of the matrimonial property. It will look at how these customs and practices evolved into the present legal provision.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1402/6481
Uncontrolled Keywords: matrimonial property, Malaysia, divorce
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Legal Practice
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Nora Abdul Hak
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2011 17:26
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 12:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6481

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