KUALA LUMPUR: The Lower Syariah Court here has directed rock singer Awie to pay RM4,000 in child maintenance each month for his two children who are under the care of his former wife Rozana Misbun.
Syarie judge Che Saupi Che Husin made the order in the presence of both parties Monday.
He said RM3,000 – for basic needs, including education, food, medical care and clothes – should be given each month to the children Putra Ahmad Rezzki, eight, and Puteri Qasseh Antasha, six.
He also directed that another RM1,000 be paid for rental of the house where they are staying.
“I order the payment be paid on or before the fifth of each month with immediate effect,” he said.
Che Saupi also granted Rozana’s claim over preparations for Hari Raya Haji and schooling, but no amount was specified.
Rozana, 38, filed the child maintenance claim on Nov 5 last year, asking for RM5,300 a month for the two children under her care.
The claim includes for food and basic needs amounting to RM3,000, RM1,500 for house rental and RM800 for maid service each month.
She also claimed RM2,000 once every three months to buy clothes for the children.
Rozana also wanted Awie, whose real name is Ahmad Azhar Othman, 48, to pay RM1,500 for school preparations for the children and RM3,000 for clothes each festive season.
She filed the claim under Section 73 of the Federal Territory Islamic Family Law 1984.
Rozana and Awie have three children. The first child, Putra Ahmad Merrah, nine, is under Awie’s care.