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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...
Does the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 apply to all Malaysian?
No. The provisions under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 on marriage, divorce, judicial separation and nullity of marriage are applicable to all persons in Malaysia and to all...
What are the legalities of getting married in a temple? What are the requirements for civil registration of Buddhist religious marriage?
Two of the most renowned Buddhist temples for religious marriage ceremonies in Malaysia are Buddhist Maha Vihara (commonly known as the Brickfields Buddhist Temple) 1 and Thean Hou Temple 2 ....
What are the prohibited relationships for marriage in Malaysia?
Under Section 11 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, the following relationships are prohibited for marriage in Malaysia: You are not allowed to marry your grandparent, parent,...
If I wish to get married overseas, what steps need to be taken to ensure that is is legal in Malaysia? How do I apply to marry abroad?
There are two situations in which you can get married legally abroad or overseas: Marriage abroad under the law of Malaysia 1: Your marriage is solemnised and registered by the Malaysian...
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