Malay customary law is understood to derive from two sources: adat pepatih and adapt. Adat pepatih developed among the matrilineal Minangkabau of Sumatra. According to the Minangkabau Adat pepatih, The Creator is the Prime Mover, The First Cause, The Absolute and The Phenomenon. Although we learn about. What is adat land? • customary land tenure is that it is a matriarchal system or adat pepatih and applicable in the districts of Kuala Pilah,. Rembau, Jelebu and.

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In Peninsular Malaya, the Hindu influence can be found in the early civilized states such as Kedah at that time called Langkasuka and in Pahang. This recource to what one might regard as prepatory work to the enuciation of the rules makes the saying not unduly difficult of understanding.

This system of doing what is proper to make everyone happy in the name of harmony and not doing what is right has proven to be a detrimental factor to the Malays especially during the colonial days and the migration of the Chinese and Indians into the country. In other words, the social structure of the Malays was not being changed entirely by Islam but it gave a new dimension of interpretation to the social order of the community itself.

To the communal system they also owes the merits of their laws.

Only when failed or when the dispute was serious enough to require stronger measure were the services of the lembaga sought. Below the female members position of Adat Perpatih; According to local malay term: Customary Law is an ancient or native unwritten law for a particular local place. The other route of emigration led through Palembang in south Sumatra which formed prpatih pact of Hiduized kingdoms.


When they converted the Sultan to Islam, his subjects would do the same. Penalties consist of four groups, admonition, reproof, fines and corporal punishment mutilation, torture, death. As has been mentioned earlier that the Ruler under the Hindu influence afat portrayed as a god king and he demands absolute pepatiih of his subjects. This had caused the lacking of power on the part of the chiefs. So taking council together round men to one mind.

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Open rather cages were built at public discourage the public from criminal acts by the sight of horribly mutilated criminals. Under the adat, circumstantial evidence is preferred to oral evidence tendered by a witness.

Islamic influence in the Malay world During the 14th country Malacca raised to be the centre of Malay civilization in the Peninsular. On how this situation change and the influence it had on the Malay community today will be further discussed in Chapter 4. His power is absolute and this influence to some extend still exist in the modern Malay community today whereby the monarchial institutions and some aspect of feudal values are part of the Malays way of life and is very sacred.

Female members owns the rights to hold the property in trust behalf of the family respectively. When Sultan Iskandar converted to Islam he made all his people do the same without any opposition. All executive authority lays with the great local chiefs. What is Customary Law? There is no exact date recorded when adatt custom created.

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Adat perpatih – Wikipedia

Due to its geographical strategic position it had become a famous port and a pepaatih centre linking Middle-East and China. The nature Before we can examine the adat as a whole, we have to study the matriarchal units, of which the population is made up. At best it only encourage a chief to assist his own followers against a stranger. The adat temenggong was different. Below the female members position of Adat Perpatih. It is more of a deterrence means rather than to reform.

Adat pepatih finds expression in traditional verses and sayings of the matriarchal tribes in Negeri Sembilan. Adat constant and coherent system. Adat Perpatih and Adat Temenggung. This is one of the ways where a chief continue to preserve his sovereignity over his people.

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Litigation — in cases where the litigants did not take the law in their own hands, it become a matter of diplomatic negotiation between the nobles who championed either side. These system has no doubt proved to be ineffective in the administration of justice.

Inter-tribal marriage is not allowed among Adat Perpatih followers. The system practices democracy in electing chiefs and acat king. They may take many difference forms, ranging from minor social sanction, such as ridicule and refusal to interact with him, to the most extreme — that of ostracism by the community. In other words wdat adat pepatih is more organized so as to win the heart of its followers.

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