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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,...
At what age can you get married without parental consent in Malaysia? What is the minimum age for marriage in Malaysia?
If both parties are twenty-one (21) of age and above, no consent of parents or guardian is required for marriage. Minimum age for marriage of a minor 1 in Malaysia is eighteen (18) years of age...
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...
If I marry a lawfully married man as the second wife, do I have the right of inheritance?
No, if he dies intestate or when his property is not given by the terms of a will. If a person who is lawfully married under any law, religion or custom shall during the continuance of such...
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...
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