Age of Majority Act 1971 (Act 21) & Guardianship Of Infants Act 1961 (Act 351) [As at 15th June 2023]

RM5.52 RM6.00 you save RM0.48
 
 
 

Age of Majority Act 1971 (Act 21)

& Guardianship Of Infants Act 1961 (Act 351)

 
[As At 15th JUNE 2023]
 
An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the age of majority.

Detailed contents of Age of Majority Act 1971 (Act 21) & Guardianship Of Infants Act 1961 (Act 351):

The Guardianship of Babies Act 1961 (Act 351) and the Age of Majority Act 1971 (Act 21) are two significant articles of Malaysian law that address the legal rights and obligations of children and their guardians.

Age of Majority Act 1971 (Act 21)

The age at which a person is deemed to have attained the age of majority and is regarded legally as an adult in Malaysia is specified in the Age of Majority Act 1971 (Act 21). The Act establishes the age of majority at 18, therefore those who are younger than that are considered minors and are entitled to certain legal safeguards.

The Age of Majority Act of 1971 has several important clauses, such as:

Section 3: All Malaysian nationals who are 18 years of age or older are regarded as having achieved the age of majority, according to Section 3 of the Act.

Section 4: Each individual who has achieved the age of majority is eligible to sign contracts, possess property, and perform other tasks that are often only allowed for adults, according to Section 4.

Section 5: According to Section 5, anybody who has not yet achieved the age of majority is regarded as a minor and is only permitted to carry out certain actions with the permission of their parent or legal guardian.

Section 6: The criteria for calculating a person's age for Act purposes are outlined in Section 6 of the Act. A person's age is often determined by their birthdate.

Guardianship of Infants Act 1961 (Act 351)

In Malaysia, the Guardianship of Infants Act 1961 (Act 351) lays forth the rules for child custody and care. The Act defines the duties and obligations of parents and other legal guardians with regard to the care and upbringing of their children.

The Guardianship of Babies Act of 1961 has several important sections, including:

Section 2: A person under the age of 21 is referred to as a "infant" in Section 2.

Section 4: With certain restrictions and conditions, Section 4 stipulates that the mother of a newborn has the right to custody of the child.

Section 5: According to Section 5, the father of a newborn has the right to request custody of the child, but only in the event that the mother has passed away or is otherwise unable to do so.

Section 6: The Act's Section 6 outlines the variables that a judge may take into account while determining the custody and visitation schedules for a child. The welfare and best interests of the kid, the child's wishes (if they are old enough to express them), and the skills and resources of the people involved are among these considerations.

Section 7: With respect to the care and rearing of newborns, Section 7 specifies the rights and obligations of legal guardians. The responsibility to maintain and educate the kid as well as the authority to make decisions regarding their welfare and health are all included in this.

In conclusion, the Guardianship of Babies Act 1961 and the Age of Majority Act 1971 are two significant pieces of law that control the legal rights and obligations of children and their guardians in Malaysia. Collectively, these Acts work to safeguard and care for children while also acknowledging their increasing freedom and autonomy as they age older.

Age of Majority Act 1971 (Act 21) & Guardianship Of Infants Act 1961 (Act 351) Contains:

Age of Majority Act 1971 (Act 21)
Guardianship of Infants Act 1961 (Act 351)
Find more books like Age of Majority Act 1971 (Act 21) & Guardianship Of Infants Act 1961 (Act 351): Akta/Statutes
ISBN: 9789678910651
 
 

Latest releases

Get your copy today!
Malaysia's Largest Authorised Premium Reseller