Sabah to ensure uniformity in Islamic family law

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  • Friday, 17 Jan 2003

KOTA KINABALU: Existing Islamic law in Sabah does not require a Muslim man to seek his first wife’s permission to marry again, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Lajim Ukin said yesterday. 

He needs only written permission from the Syariah Court to take a second wife, failing which he could be fined up to RM3,000 or jailed for two years or both, he said. 

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