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What is a void marriage? What is a voidable marriage? What are the differences?
Void Marriage A void marriage is a marriage that is void and invalid from its very beginning. Such marriage is unlawful and requires no formality to terminate. A marriage shall be void if: at the...
Does Malaysia allow same-sex marriage? Is same-sex marriage legal in Malaysia?
No. Same-sex marriage, also referred to as gay or homosexual marriage, is invalid and has no legal effect in Malaysia. Section 69 (d) of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 A marriage...
What is bigamy? Is bigamy punishable by law? What is the punishment for bigamy in Malaysia?
Bigamy is the act or condition of a person lawfully married under any law, religion or custom who during the continuance such marriage contract a marriage with a third person under any law,...
Is religious marriage legal in Malaysia? If a religious marriage is not filed with the marriage registrar, is it considered a legal marriage? What are the procedures for legal religious marriage?
A religious marriage takes place in a church, temple or other building of religious worship where the service is conducted in accordance with the religious rites and ceremonies of the premises by...
What is marital status?
Marital status refers to the lawful recognition of the relationship or agreement between a man and a woman, to be husband and wife. Some of the common marital statuses are single, married,...
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