Religious conversions and the conflicts between Civil and Islamic Law of Inheritance in Malaysia

Kuek, Chee Ying and Tay, Eng Siang (2013) Religious conversions and the conflicts between Civil and Islamic Law of Inheritance in Malaysia. Malayan Law Journal, 2013. pp. 1-20. ISSN 0025-1283

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Abstract

There are two parallel systems of law governing the matter of inheritance in Malaysia. The non-Muslims are governed by civil law while the Muslims are regulated by Islamic law. However, this segregation does not prevent the potential conflicts when one changes his or her religion. This article seeks to examine the differences between these two systems of law of inheritance, the conflicts caused by changes of religion and the possible solutions that may relieve the hardship faced by the affected parties.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civil law, Islamic law, testacy, intestacy, religion
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law (FOL)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 01:33
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 02:57
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/6007

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