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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Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law

Married man dies leaving. What Assets of Yours Cannot be Willed?

This change, however, may not be wholly socially positive in all circumstances. The remaining two-thirds went to his issue. But in fact, pembagagian is an important change in the law. How to apply a Probate? Finally, for easy and quick reference, the writers have prepared as an appendix 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 pembhaagian respect of the law before and after the enforcement of Act A 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.

After the introduction in Part I, Part II discusses the changes in the scheme of intestate distribution where a woman dies intestate.

In the case where the deceased was a son, the parents were not entitled to any share where he left issue. It also failed to provide for old and infirm parents of an intestate, who were dependent upon the daughter during her life-time.

Both before and after Act A, where an intestate man dies leaving issue but no wife or parent or parents, the whole of the estate will be inherited by his issue in the form of statutory trusts as set out in section 7. Distribution Act applies only for West Malaysia and Sarawak. What if your Executor demised or no Executor Appointed in your Will?


Aktz beneficiaries are the issue, brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, and great grand uncles and great grand aunts.

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This is a significant new development. It would therefore appear that for intestate succession purposes, the law requires a formal legal relationship between the parent and a child; a mere blood relationship will not suffice.

This pembahagiam greatly improved the position of the surviving wife. The significant point was that a parent or parents of the deceased had no right to inherit any part of his estate if he was survived by a wife and issue. Under section 6, where an intestate has left issue pembahatian no spouse or parent, the issue are entitled to the whole estate. What are the Executor duties? The mother will inherit one-third of the estate when previously she was entitled to none. Section 7 1 further provides for the preservation of the interest of a child who, though predeceases the intestate, has left issue.

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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 The following are entitled according to priority if you die without a Will and not leaving behind spouse, issue and parent s. A was survived by a brother B. What are the choices of distribution in a Wasiyyah?

Under section 6 1 ii of the pre-amendment principal Act, where a man died leaving a wife and issue, the surviving wife was entitled to one-third of his estate. A died in It ignored the fact that, in modern times, many women work and accumulate substantial assets for the welfare of their children. The rights of the brothers and sisters, grandparents, uncles and aunts, great grandparents, great uncles and great aunts are set out in the new section 6 i.


Needless to say, some of the changes have been long overdue. The term refers to a legitimate child or a child adopted under the Adoption Act [4] of Peninsular Malaysia or the Adoption Ordinance of the State of Sarawak. As has been pointed out earlier, the principal Act, as amended by Act A, makes no distinction between the rights of a surviving husband and those of a surviving wife.

Both before and after Act A, where a married intestate woman dies leaving issue but no surviving husband or parent or parents, the whole of the estate will be inherited by her issue in the form of statutory trusts as set out in section 7. Although Act A has not amended section 7 of the principal Act specifically, a brief explanation of the scheme of statutory trusts as set out by this section is pertinent to facilitate a better understanding of the operation of section 6, which, as stated, has been amended in important respects by Act A This is a significant change in the law.

As an illustration, suppose that A, who was unmarried, died leaving an uncle, B, as his sole living beneficiary. If the deceased husband leaves a wife and a parent or parents, section 6 1 b will apply. What information is required to write a Will? As stated above, before Act A, if an intestate left a wife and issue, they took the entire estate, with the wife being entitled to one-third and the issue two-thirds.

Lecturer, Faculty of Law of the Pmebahagian of Malaya. Further, the operation of section 24 of the Civil Law Act is limited as it only applies in cases of bona vacantiaand it does not extend to landed property of the deceased.

Section 6 Amended in August 31, Parent s and Issue.