ENACTMENT NO. 12 OF 1985
ADMINISTRATION OF ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW ENACTMENT 1985

PART III - REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGES



Section 26. Appointment of Chief Registrar, Registrars, Deputy Registrars, and Assistant Registrars, of Muslim Marriages, Divorces, and Ruju’, and of Jurunikah.

(1) The Ruler may appoint any qualified public officer to be the Chief Registrar of Muslim Marriages, Divorces, and Ruju' for the purposes of this Enactment, who shall have general supervision and control over Registrars and the registration of marriages, divorces, and ruju' under this Enactment.

(2) The Ruler may appoint so many qualified persons as may be necessary, to be Registrars, Deputy Registrars, or Assistant Registrars of Muslim Marriages, Divorces, and Ruju' for such mukims in Terengganu as may be specified in the appointment.

(3) The Ruler may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint any member of the diplomatic staff of Malaysia in any country to be the Registrar of Muslim Marriages, Divorces, and Ruju' for the purposes of this Enactment in that country.

(4) A person appointed under subsection (3) shall have the powers of a Jurunikah for the purposes of this Enactment in the country in respect of which he is so appointed.

(5) The Ruler may, by Tauliah and subject to such conditions as the Ruler thinks necessary, appoint any fit and proper person, including any person appointed under subsection (1) or (2), to be Jurunikah.

(6) Every person appointed under subsection (2) or (5) who is not a public officer shall be deemed to be a public officer for the purposes of the Penal Code [F.M.S. Cap. 45].




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