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JAKESS Introduces Fast Track Divorce Process

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SHAH ALAM – The Selangor Syariah Judiciary Department (JAKESS) has introduced a ‘fast track’ divorce process for Muslim couples who have mutually agreed to dissolve their marriage.

Selangor Syariah Chief Judge Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar said the process would take only about six hours, from three months or 90 days previously.

However, he said, the fast track process would only be applicable to divorce cases filed under Section 47 of the Islamic Family Law (State of Selangor) or couples who agreed to divorce.

“This process, besides cost saving, also enable the divorce couples to lead a new life faster,” he told a media conference after the launch of the ‘Fast Track Divorce Case Work Process’ here today.

It was launched by Selangor Islamic Religion, Malay Customs and Heritage, Rural and Traditional Village Committee chairman Datuk Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi.

Also present was Malaysia Syariah Judiciary Department Director-General and Syariah Chief Judge Tan Sri Dr Ibrahim Lembut.

Meanwhile, Dr Ahmad Yunus, in his speech, said 22,230 divorce cases were reported in Selangor last year compared with 19,932 cases in 2013.

He praised JAKESS for the effort in introducing the fast track process, which he said was in line with the call by the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah for efforts be made to expedite disposal of divorce cases. – BERNAMA

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