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Commonly Asked Questions on Will Writing In Malaysia

Updated: Jun 25, 2020



Why do I need a Will?


Well, you can leave the distribution of your assets to the law. The way how the distribution of your assets (for non-muslim) is determined by the Malaysia Distribution Act 1958 (Amended 1997). You may not like it, and it is a lengthy and arduous process.

Without a Will, your family will require an application for the Letter of Administration, which takes over six months to arrive. The lengthy procedure is due to the compliance of additional legal requirements.

With a Will, the period to complete distribution is considerably shortened as your family won't have to seek for guarantors or reliable administrator (RA). You can also make sure that the welfare of your children is taken care of by selecting a guardian. At the same time, you still maintain control over your assets even after writing your Will.

What if I do not have a beneficiary to leave my assets?


Even if you do not have any surviving family members that you would like to give to, you can always consider a charitable contribution to organizations for the needy.


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Disclaimer:

Lionel Lye has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and correctness of the contents, information, or data contained in this section. Lionel Lye does not represent or warrant the truth, accuracy, completeness, and correctness.

The information herein has been obtained or derived from sources believed by Lionel Lye to be reliable. Lionel Lye accepts no liability for loss or damage suffered or incurred by you or your estate due to you relying on any advice given or any wrongful advice provided by Lionel Lye or howsoever arising from the use of the information or material presented herein.

If you know that the information in Malaysia differs from that given above and can supply excellent references to prove it, please contact us.


This page is intended for educational purposes only and should not be used to inform personal decisions. If you are in any doubt about the age of consent law in your region, please seek expert legal advice.

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