Alimony aid for Muslim women caught in divorce wrangles

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010

PETALING JAYA: Vicknani Nora Giok was divorced 16 years ago and never received a single sen from her husband.

Left to support her two children by herself, Nora, whose Muslim name is Nurasyikin Abdullah, started singing in a pub.

Women in similar situation like hers no longer need to suffer. The Government will come to their aid with loans.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom announced yesterday that the Government had approved an allocation of RM15mil for Muslim women who are undergoing divorce and have not been paid maintenance (nafkah).

Non-governmental organisations have cautiously welcomed the move, saying they wanted it to be implemented efficiently and fairly.

Related Stories: RM15mil allocation for Muslim women who don’t get support It will be a great help, says struggling single mother

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