Establishment, Powers, etc., of Majlis

Section 4. Legal entity and powers of the Majlis.

(1) The Majlis shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession with a corporate seal, and such corporate seal may from time to time be broken, changed, altered and made anew as the Majlis deems fit, and, until a seal is provided under this section, the seal of the former Majlis may be used as the common seal of the Majlis.

(2) The Majlis may sue and be sued in its corporate name.

(3) The Majlis may enter into contracts and may acquire, purchase, take, hold and enjoy property movable or immovable of every description and, subject to any or other written law affecting the property, may convey, assign, surrender and yield up, charge, mortgage, demise, reassign, transfer or otherwise dispose of, or deal with, any property vested in the Majlis upon such terms and conditions as the Majlis deems fit and in accordance with Islamic Law.

(4) The Majlis shall have power to act as an executor of a will or as an administrator of the estate of a deceased person or as a trustee of any trust.

(5) The Majlis shall have power to register Islamic religious institutions and schools in the State.

(6) The Majlis shall, for the purposes of the Land Code [Cap 81 (1972 Reprint)], be deemed to be a Native of Sarawak.

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