KUALA LUMPUR: The Syariah Lower Court here has proposed that Syamsul Yusof and Puteri Sarah resolve first the issue over the divorce proclamations allegedly announced by the Mat Kilau film director to his first wife.
Syarie lawyer Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kader - representing Puteri Sarah Liyana Megat Kamaruddin or better known as Puteri Sarah - said judge Akmalluddin Ilyas needs to know whether the pronouncement of the taklik (conditional divorce) raised by his client in the report of the Conciliation Committee is valid or otherwise.
According to Akberdin, in the report, the chairperson stated that there was an issue of two divorce pronouncements and for that, the court would need to confirm the types of talak (repudiation).
"As such, the court has fixed June 14 for the parties to discuss who should file an application to confirm the divorce outside the court," Akberdin told reporters after the couple's divorce proceedings.
The session today (May 25) was to set the date to call the chairperson to give an explanation on the committee proceedings.
On the report, Akberdin said the court was satisfied that the celebrity couple's marriage could not be saved.
"However, before the parties could proceed with the legal process, the issue over the divorce pronouncements in the report needs to be resolved first," he said.
Meanwhile, syarie lawyer Azmi Mohd Rais, representing Syamsul Yusof whose real name is Mohd Shamsul Md Yusof, also said his client did not know that the divorce pronouncement was made twice as claimed by Puteri Sarah.
"The committee procedure was carried out separately and both parties (Syamsul and Puteri Sarah) did not meet face to face.
“My client is not aware of the matter and could not answer it in the committee proceedings.
“Since it was Puteri Sarah who raised the matter in the committee, she should file to confirm the proclamation of divorce was made twice," said Azmi.
On April 18, Syamsul, 39, and Puteri Sarah, 38, failed to reach an agreement to separate amicably after the terms of settlement could not be met.
On Jan 16, Puteri Sarah filed for divorce from Syamsul on the grounds that there was no more understanding and prolonged shiqaq (disagreement) between them and that they could no longer live together as husband and wife according to syariah law.
Married on March 8, 2014, the couple is blessed with two children, Shaikul Islam, 6, and Sumayyah, 4.
On Jan 6, Syamsul admitted to having married Ira Kazar in a video shared through his Instagram account. - Bernama