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Deficiencies of current Malaysian legal framework for estates distribution and escheat

Mohammad, Mohammad Tahir Sabit and Suratman, Robiah (2017) Deficiencies of current Malaysian legal framework for estates distribution and escheat. In: Proceeding International Conferences on Islamic, Education and Law (ICIEL, 2017), 1-2 April 2017, AnCasa Residence, Port Dickson.

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Previous works have discussed the jurisdictional aspects of administration of intestate estates of Muslims in Malaysia. This paper adds to the literature by exploring the weakness of the current legal framework that may have caused slow distribution and determination of escheatable estates. It focuses on the effectiveness and adequacy of laws and evaluating the existence of mandatory powers or otherwise, regarding reporting deaths of property owners, and their estates, faster termination of administration, and distribution of estates, as well as a quicker ascertainment of escheatable estates. For this, relevant legislations are examined. The paper is a preliminary work that is purely theoretical. The author suggests a conceptual framework that could be the subject of further study.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Estates; escheat; deficiencies; legal framework
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101-1396 Land use
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 03:23
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 03:23
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11702
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