Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa – File photo
KUALA LUMPUR: A Special Marriages, Hadhanah (child custody) and Nafkah (maintenance) court which has the authority to confiscate the property of an man who has failed to provide for his ex-wife will take off in May.
Minister in the Prime Ministers Department (Religious Affairs)Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said the court was now in the final process of getting the views of various parties on its administration, before it is tabled to the Cabinet.
It is in the final stages, the Attorney-General, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development have given their views.
Maybe in two weeks time, it would be ready to be presented to the Cabinet. After that, it would take between two to three weeks before it is approved, he told reporters after officiating the Womens Day 2019 Seminar at the Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM).
He said setting up the court was a reflection of the commitment by the Pakatan Harapan (PH)s government to protect the rights of a woman which have been neglected by her ex-husband.
Meanwhile, Mujahid said the three core thrusts of Islamic administration underthe PH government – rahmatan lil alamin (blessings for all), maqasid syariah (syariah compliance) and the Malaysian module – would be tabled to the Conference of Rulers soon.
The three areas were discussed, debated and agreed by the National Council for Islamic Affairs which met for the first time last Thursday under the PH government.
What was agreed by the council will be informed to the Conference of Rulers. So the Rulers will know what the new government is doing for Islamic affairs, he said.
The International Womens Day 2019 which is organised by IKIM andPertubuhan Ikram Malaysia (IKRAM) discussed issues relating to women including their participation in society and organisations.
Also present at the launching ceremony of the one-day seminar were IKIM director-general Datuk Prof Dr Azizan Baharuddin and president of IKRAM, Dr Mohd Parid Sheikh Ahmad. – Bernama
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