ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW (STATE OF PENANG)
PART V - DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
Section 55. Maintenance of Register of Divorces and Annulments.
(1) Every Registrar as well as the Chief Registrar shall each maintain a Register of Divorces and Annulments and shall forthwith enter therein the prescribed particulars of all orders of divorce and annulment sent to him under subsection
(2) and of all orders of divorce and annulment for the registration of which application is made under subsection (3).
(2) Every Court that grants and records an order of divorce or annulment or that permits and records any talaq or any other form of divorce shall forthwith send one certified copy of the record to the appropriate Registrar and to the Chief Registrar for registration.
(3) Where a marriage that is solemnized in the State of Penang is dissolved or annulled by an order of a Court of competent jurisdiction outside the State of Penang, either of the parties may apply to the appropriate Registrar and to the Chief Registrar for registration of the order, and the appropriate Registrar and the Chief Registrar, on being satisfied that the order is one that should be recognized as valid for the purposes of the law in the State of Penang, shall register the order.
(4) Where a pronouncement of talaq before the Court or an order of divorce or annulment, wherever granted, has dissolved a marriage that was solemnized in the State of Penang and has been registered under this Enactment or any written law in force before this Enactment, the appropriate Registrar and the Chief Registrar shall, on registering the talaq or order, cause the entry relating to that marriage in the Marriage Register to be marked with the word “Dissolved” and a reference to the proceedings in which the talaq was pronounced or the order was made.
(5) Upon registering the talaq or order of divorce or annulment and upon payment to him of the prescribed fees, the Chief Registrar shall issue the divorce or annulment certificates in the prescribed form to both parties.
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