PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) – The wives of Muslim victims of the Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) flight MH370 can receive sustenance from assets of the victims to pay for their living cost, said the director-general of the Malaysian Syariah Judicial Department (JKSM) Tan Sri Ibrahim Lembut.
Ibrahim, who is also the Syariah chief justice, said as such the wives need not wait for up to four years to seek confirmation from the court on the status of their marriage and to claim for common property.
“The wives can get sustenance from the assets left by their husbands according to normal custom, that is normal expenses to continue their daily routine but cannot take the money as they like,” he said.
He said this to the media after receiving a courtesy call from the Justice Minister of the Republic of Gambia, Mama Fatimah Singhateh, here yesterday.
Earlier, it was reported that the matrimonial status of Muslim victims of the flight MH370 was still not dissolved and any claim on their assets could not be made although the government had declared that all passengers of the ill-fated aircraft had died.