Federal Constitution (Modification. of Laws) (Ordinances and. Proclamations) Order Ord. 26/ Small Estates (Distribution). DISTRIBUTION ACT We are a law firm based at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia specializing in various legal practice. Contact us at + for more. Distribution Act applies only for West Malaysia and Sarawak. Issue means children and descendants of children Parent(s) – natural mother or father of a.

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Section 7 3 deals with the situation where a child or issue who survives the intestate but afterwards dies without attaining an absolutely vested interest. In this instance, Act A makes no change to the rights of the parents of a deceased married man and the legal pemhahagian under the principal Act before Act A is maintained. Needless to say, the shares of G and H are contingent and are held in trust until they attain majority or marry under that age.

Finally it may be noted that Act A has not sought to improve the legal rights of illegitimate children. It is commendable that the legislature has finally recognised that the distinction between the rights of intestate succession of a surviving husband and those of a surviving wife could no longer sustain in a modern era. By virtue of the new section 6 1 dif the intestate was unmarried, or if the intestate is not survived by a spouse or issue, the surviving parent or parents are entitled to the whole of the estate.

Land was reverted to the respective State Authority by virtue of section of the National Land Code The major changes brought about by Act A to the scheme of intestate distribution for non-Muslims are by the amendments to section 6 of the Distribution Act Section of the Distribution Act before Act A Further suppose that another uncle, C, had predeceased A, leaving two minor children D and E.

If any person so dying intestate be permitted by his personal law a plurality of wives and shall leave surviving him more wives than one, such wives shall share among them equally the share which the wife of the intestate would have been entitled to, had such intestate left one wife only surviving him.

The new provision only applies if the deceased has left no parent or parents.

Section 6 1 awhich is currently in force, reads as follows:. Where he left no wife or issue, the parents were entitled to the whole estate. The rights of the brothers and sisters, grandparents, uncles and aunts, great grandparents, great uncles lembahagian great aunts are set out in the new section 6 i. What are the choices of distribution in a Wasiyyah? It may also be noted that the siblings of a deceased person are also not entitled to bring a claim under the Inheritance Family Provision Act [9] as dependants of the deceased.


Their shares are pembahagkan until they attain the age of majority or marry under that age. What if a Muslim Dies Without a Will? As a result of the currently in force section 6 1 aif the deceased husband leaves no issue or parent or parents, the surviving wife is now entitled to the whole of his estate. Act A alters the law by giving the parent or parents one-quarter of the estate when previously they had no share at law.

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For cases where none of these beneficiaries survives the deceased as well as for cases where an unmarried person dies intestatesee the explanation in Part IV for the provision in law for other beneficiaries for instance the brothers and sistersand when bona vacantia can arise. The provision of one-third for the wife and two-thirds for the issue may seem to be a re-enactment of the former section 6 1 ii. That article is still valid today except to the extent of the changes made by Act A as will be discussed below.

The parent or parents, who were previously not entitled to any share of the estate, are now entitled to the remaining one-third. Finally, for easy and quick reference, the writers have prepared as an pembwhagian to this article tables which set out in summary, in relation to intestate distribution of deceased married men and women, the intestate distribution entitlement of three main categories of beneficiaries, namely spouse, issue and parents, both in respect of the law before and after the enforcement of Act A By virtue of section 6 1 iii of the pre-amendment principal Pembahagiam, where an intestate woman died leaving issue and a parent or parents but no surviving husband, the issue were entitled to the whole of her estate in the form of trusts set out in section 7.

What is a Trust? This provision will be of assistance to a person who is not recognised as a lawful beneficiary, for example an illegitimate child of the intestate deceased. If an intestate dies leaving a spouse and issue but no parent or parents, the surviving spouse shall be entitled to one-third of the estate and the issue the remaining two-thirds. It is now irrelevant that the deceased has left brothers or sisters or grandparents.


As has been noted above, before the enforcement of Act A, the result of section 6 1 i of the pemmbahagian Act was that where an intestate woman left a husband and issue, her issue were not entitled to any share of the estate.

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As stated above, before Act A, if pemvahagian intestate left a wife and issue, they took the entire estate, with the wife being entitled to one-third and the issue two-thirds. What information is required to write a Will?

The above table only shows the entitlement of the three main categories of beneficiaries, namely akkta, issue and parents. After Act A, a parent or parents are entitled to a share of the estate of the intestate daughter or son so long as they survive their deceased child, regardless of whether the deceased had left a spouse or issue, or a spouse and issue, or no spouse and issue. As a result of Act A, the principal Act now makes no distinction between the rights of a surviving pembahagiann and those of a surviving wife.

What Assets of Yours Cannot be Willed? This provision states the following:. The remaining two-thirds went to his issue. The term refers to a legitimate child or a child adopted under the Adoption Act [4] of Peninsular Malaysia or the Pemahagian Ordinance of the State of Sarawak. Since then, the Distribution Act has undergone some important changes. Where he did not leave issue, but a wife, the parents were entitled to half of his estate.

See the more detailed explanation in Part Pembahagiah a i of the main text for the order 19588 priority of entitlement of these other beneficiaries.

Section 7 1 deals with the shares of the issue of an intestate. As an illustration, suppose that A, who was unmarried, died leaving an uncle, B, as his sole living beneficiary.

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