GE15 NEWS   Kudat Independent MP backs unity government | Hamas leader congratulates Anwar on appointment as PM | GRS will abide by Agong 's decision on formation of unity govt - Hajiji | Zahid, Wan Azizah, Loke win while Saifuddin, Rezal Merican lose | 
GENERAL

Number of divorces decreased by 7.1 pct in 2021 - DoSM

25/11/2022 04:03 PM

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 25 (Bernama) -- The number of divorces declined by 7.1 per cent from 47,272 in 2020 to 43,934 last year, according to the latest Marriage and Divorce Statistics released by the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).

Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin in a statement today said the decrease could be attributed to the closure of the Syariah Court, Civil Court and National Registration Department during the Movement Control Order from March 18, 2020, to Nov 21, 2021, and the limited number of cases that could be handled by the court following the standard operating procedure (SOP) during the implementation of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

He said the three states that recorded the highest decline rate in Muslim divorces were Sarawak, followed by Perlis and Penang.

However, non-Muslim divorces increased by 30.4 per cent from 9,419 in 2020 to 12,284 last year with Selangor, Kedah and Kuala Lumpur recording the highest increase rate.

For marriages, Mohd Uzir said there was an increase of 15.4 per cent from 186,297 marriages in 2020 to 214,943 in 2021.

“Three states that recorded the highest increase of Muslim marriages were Kelantan (61.3 per cent) followed by Labuan (56.0 per cent) and Putrajaya (37.3 per cent), while the number of non-Muslim marriages declined by 4.7 per cent from 40,854 in 2020 to 38,941 in 2021,” he said.

He added almost eight per cent of total marriages in 2021 were inter-ethnic marriages which increased by 11.7 per cent from 14,448 marriages in 2020 to 16,142 last year.

-- BERNAMA


Bernama provides the latest authentic and comprehensive news and information to media agencies and the public. The news and information is disseminated via the website www.bernama.com; BERNAMA TV broadcasts on the Astro 502, unifi TV 631 and MYTV 121 IFLIX channels as well as BERNAMA Radio on the FM93.9 frequency in the Klang Valley, FM107.5 in Johor, FM107.9 in Kota Kinabalu and FM100.9 in Kuching.

Follow us on social media :
Facebook : @bernamaofficial, @bernamatv, @bernamaradio
Twitter : @bernama.com, @BernamaTV, @bernamaradio
Instagram : @bernamaofficial, @bernamatvofficial, @bernamaradioofficial
TikTok : @bernamaofficial

© 2022 BERNAMA   • Disclaimer   • Privacy Policy   • Security Policy