ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW ORDINANCE, 2001
PART XI - GENERAL
Section 137. Power to make rules
(1) The Yang di-Pertua Negeri, on the advice of the Maljis, may by notification in the Gazette make rules regulating the practice and procedure in all matrimonial proceedings under this Ordinance as he considers expedient and rules to fix and regulate the fees and costs payable on all such proceedings; subject thereto, all proceedings under this Ordinance shall be regulated by the practice and produce of the Court laid down by the Syariah Courts Ordinance, 2001 [Cap.42], or in any other written law relating to the civil or criminal produce of the Syariah Courts, to the extent that such practice and procedure are not inconsistent with this Ordinance.
(2) In matters of practice and proceduce in matrimonial proceedings not expressly provided for in this Ordinance, or in any rules made under this Ordinance or in the Syariah Courts Ordinance, 2001 [Cap.42], the Court may adopt such practice and procedure as may seem proper for the avoidance of injustice and the disposal of the matters in issue between the parties.
(3) The Yang di-Pertua Negeri, on the advice of the Majlis, may by notification in the Gazette make rules for the purposes of this Ordinance and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, such rules may provide for –
(a) the manner in which the Registrars of Muslim marriages, Divorces, and Ruju’ shall exercise the powers conferred on them by this Ordinance;
(b) the forms of the Marriage, Divorce , and Ruju’ Registers and of the certificates of marriages, divorce, and ruju’ and the mode in which they are to be kept;
(c) the supply and safe custody of the Marriage, Divorce and Ruju’ Registers, the Registrar’ notebooks, and all declarations made for the purpose of this Ordinance;
(d) the preparation and submission of returns of marriages, divorces and ruju’ registered under this Ordinance;
(e) the forms of any certificate, notice, or other document required for the purpose of implementing this Ordinance;
(f) the making of searches and the giving of certified copies;
(g) the fees chargeable for the purpose of this Ordinance;
(h) the punishment for any breach or failure to comply with any rules made under this Ordinance; and
(i) other matters for the purpose of carrying out this Ordinance.
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