Administration of Muslim Law (Amendment) Bill

Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

Ministry of Culture Community and Youth - Community Relations and Engagement Division

Consultation Period: 14 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
Status: Open
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Aim
The Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth (MCCY) invites the public to give feedback on the draft Administration of Muslim Law Act (Amendment) Bill.

Background
The Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA) provides for the establishment of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS), the Syariah Court (SYC) and the Registry of Muslim Marriages (ROMM), and the administration of mosques and wakafs (Muslim endowments). The Act has been regularly reviewed, with amendments put forth to ensure that it is robust and relevant, stays up-to-date with new programmes and processes, and above all, serves the needs of our local Muslim community. It was last amended in 2008 to enhance the governance of MUIS, SYC, and ROMM, as well as to strengthen the foundations of Muslim families.

Scope of Proposed Amendments
MCCY proposes to amend the AMLA in three broad areas, while also introducing several technical amendments to update existing operational procedures:

A. Reinforce Muslim institutions;
B. Enhance the management of Muslim assets; and
C. Strengthen Muslim families.



Period of Consultation
14 March 2017 – 13 April 2017

Feedback
All interested members of the public are requested to submit their comments on the proposed amendments no later than 6.00pm on 13 April 2017, via the channels listed below. Please indicate your name and the organisation you represent (if any) as well as contact details (email address and/or telephone number) to enable us to follow up with you to clarify any points, if necessary.

Post to: Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth
Community Relations and Engagement Division Level 2, Old Hill Street Police Station Singapore 179369