PETALING JAYA (Bernama): Actor Sharnaaz Ahmad and his wife Noor Nabila Mohd Noor have been ordered to appoint a conciliatory committee (JKP) in their divorce case by the Federal Territory Lower Syariah Court.
Syariah judge Ahmad Muttaqi Ismail ordered Sharnaaz, whose real name is Sharnaaz Ahmad Bazir Ahmad, and Noor Nabila, both 34, to do so after the actor disagreed with his wife’s divorce petition.
Sharnaaz, who was represented by lawyer Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kader, told the judge "yes" when asked whether he had seen the divorce petition by Noor Nabila that he received on August 29.
When asked whether he agreed with the petition, he said "disagree".
In divorce proceedings, close family members of the couple would be appointed as the JKP to offer advice and solutions.
On Aug 27, Noor Nabila as the plaintiff filed for divorce petition in accordance with Section 47 of the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territories) Act 1984.
She stated in her petition that among the reasons for the divorce was lack of understanding between them and that they had been living apart since February 2018.
She added that Sharnaaz only provided financial support of RM500 a month despite being able to provide more.
She also said steps had been taken to reach reconciliation including discussions but still failed to find solutions.
Noor Nabila claimed that discussions between their families also failed to yield any results.
Her lawyer Azmi Mohd Rais, later asked the defendant to give his reasons (for disagreeing) because he had stated otherwise on his social media status.
However, Ahmad Muttaqi said there was no need for the defendant to do so as the court had already asked Sharnaaz and set Sept 30 for both parties to appoint their JKP representatives.
Sharnaaz and Noor Nabila, who is the older sister of Malaysian actress and TV presenter Neelofa, were married on March 31,2017, and the couple has one-year-old son Jebat Jayden Ahmad. - Bernama