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Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955 [Act 98]

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I   PRELIMINARY

    1. 1. Short title and commencement
    2. 2. Interpretation
  3. Part II   ADMINISTRATION OF SMALL ESTATES

    1. 3. Application of Part and definition of small estate
    2. 4. Jurisdiction in respect of small estates
    3. 5. High Court to grant probate of testamentary dispositions relating to small estates
    4. 6. High Court to have power to reseal a grant of representation affecting a small estate
    5. 7. Power of the Registrar to transfer petitions relating to an intestate small estate to a Land Administrator
    6. 8. Petition for distribution
    7. 8A. When any movable property is administered by the Corporation
    8. 9. Service of notice of petition for distribution
    9. 10. Appointment of representatives of minors or persons of unsound mind
    10. 11. Place of hearing of petition for distribution
    11. 11A. Land Administrator's power to summon and examine witnesses, administer oaths or affirmations and compel production and delivery of documents
    12. 12. Procedure on hearing and the duties of Land Administrator thereon
    13. 13. Order for distribution of small estate
    14. 13A. Direction or declaration by the Corporation in respect of movable property
    15. 14. Determination of collateral disputes
    16. 15. Powers of the Land Administrator in distributing the estate
    17. 16. Procedure after hearing
    18. 17. Subsequent applications
    19. 18. Duty of Settlement Officer and penghulu
    20. 19. Reference on point of law or custom
  4. Part III   SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO NEGERI SEMBILAN

    1. 20. Application of Part
    2. 21. Interpretation
    3. 22. All tribal estates to be "small"
    4. 23. Jurisdiction
    5. 24. Principles of distribution
    6. 25. Appeals
  5. Part IV   SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO SABAH

    1. 26. Application of Part
    2. 26A. Certain native estates to be "small"
    3. 26B. Small estates of natives of Sabah
    4. 26C. Procedure of Native Courts in Sabah
    5. 26D. Sale of native land in Sabah
  6. Part V   MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 27. Estate partly administered
    2. 28. Exclusion of provisions of certain other laws
    3. 29. Appeal
    4. 30. Regulations
    5. 31. Advocates
    6. 32. Repeal
    7. 33. Saving and transitional
    8. 34. Special provisions for Malacca and Penang
  1. FIRST SCHEDULE

  2. SECOND SCHEDULE

  3. THIRD SCHEDULE



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