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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 types of marriages in Malaysia?
The two types of legally recognised marriages in Malaysia are: Civil marriage; and Islamic marriage; The civil or monogamous opposite sex marriage is being practiced by non-Muslims and non-natives...
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 a Special Marriage Licence? What are the types of Special Marriage Licences available? What is the procedure for obtaining a Special Marriage Licence?
If you are unable to satisfy certain requirements under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 to legally marry in Malaysia but feel that you have good reasons for being granted a Special...
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,...
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