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, down from three months previously.
However, he said, the fast-track process would only be applicable to divorce cases filed under Section 47 of the Islamic Family Law (Selangor) or couples who have agreed to divorce.
“This process, besides saving costs, will also enable the divorce couples to start their new lives faster,” he told a media conference after the launch of the ‘Fast Track Divorce Case Work Process’ here Friday.
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 Selangor’s Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah for efforts be made to expedite disposal of divorce cases. – Bernama