PETALING JAYA: Ex-husbands who fail to pay nafkah (alimony) to their children and former wives may have their bank accounts frozen. The talks, he added, touched upon how to implement actions including freezing bank accounts in an effort to empower enforcement against Muslim individuals who disobey court orders. According to Mujahid, many women are not afforded justice in terms of alimony, which is decided upon by the Syariah court. "We need a bit of authority to act on husbands who do not pay alimony to their former wives. Many divorced women do not get what they are rightfully entitled to when ex-husbands feel they are not obliged to fulfil their responsibility to pay alimony, he added.
Source: The Star November 07, 2018 14:03 UTC