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DISTRIBUTION ACT 1958 (as amended by the Distribution (Amendment) Act 1997)

 

INTESTATE LEAVING SURVIVING

 

ENTITLEMENT

 

Spouse only ( no parent(s)/issue )
- Spouse - whole estate
Spouse and Parent(s) only (no issue)
- Spouse - 1/2
- Parent(s) - 1/2
Issue only ( no Spouse/Parent(s) )
- Issue - whole estate
Parent(s) only ( no Spouse/issue )
- Parent(s) - whole estate
Spouse and issue ( no Parent(s))
- Spouse - 1/3
- Issue - 2/3
Issue and Parent(s) ( no Spouse )
- Issue - 2/3
- Parent(s) - 1/3
Spouse and Issue and Parent(s)
- Spouse - 1/4
- Issue - 1/2
- Parent(s) - 1/4

Note : This Act only applies to West Malaysia and Sarawak. It does not apply to Muslims.

In the case when and intestate dies without leaving a surviving spouse, child or parent, the following person(s) are entitled to the estate in accordance to priority :-
1. brothers and sisters
2. grandparents
3. uncles and aunts
4. great grandparents
5. great uncles and aunts
6. Government