e-ISSN 2231-8542
ISSN 1511-3701

Home / Regular Issue / JTAS Vol. 25 (S) Oct. 2017 / JSSH-S0543-2017


Cross-Border Marriages: Socio-legal Knowledge among Muslims in Malaysia

Abd Hak, N., Md Said, M. H., Md Hashim, N. and Che Soh, R.

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 25, Issue S, October 2017

Keywords: Cross-border marriage, knowledge, Muslims, registration, strict regulation

Published on: 16 Apr 2018

Cross-border marriage is a marriage without permission from the marriage registrar in each state and it is solemnised either in Malaysia or abroad. The purpose of this study is to examine and analyse the level of socio-legal knowledge among Muslims in Malaysia who solemnise the marriage either in Malaysia or abroad. A total of 400 respondents from four regions in Malaysia were recruited for this study. A questionnaire survey was the main data collection method and further supported by semi-structured interviews. Findings show the respondents were aware of the opportunity to register their marriage at the court but did not choose to do so. Therefore, the study proposes new stricter regulations and policies to control and curb cross-border marriages.

ISSN 1511-3701

e-ISSN 2231-8542

Article ID


Download Full Article PDF

Share this article

Recent Articles