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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The system practices democracy in electing chiefs and a king.

Though both qdat adat originated from tribal organization in the past, it is in adat pepateh that is the remnants of tribal structure are clearly evident. It is more of a deterrence means rather than to reform.

It cannot bring justice by operating under such traditional community which hold tightly to the metaphysical beliefs. When a man marries into a female tribe, his wife already owns a piece of land e.

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Their husbands, of men of the community, are a non descript crowd, draw from many different tribes and villagers not united by ties of blood and not owning any of the property. The Malay laws Pepaih Malay customary law is called adat, a word borrowed from Arabic.

Land is entailed to the women of the tribe who form the permanent members of the customary society. Many of the provisions in the Malay law digest and the tribal sayings in Negeri Sembilan shows considerable Islamic influence.

The family are responsible for the conduct of its members. Minorities always broke away and create civil strife. As has been mentioned earlier that the Ruler under the Hindu influence was portrayed as a god king and he demands absolute loyalty of his subjects. Throughout the past centuries, the country and its inhabitants had gone through various stages of cultural influences which had led to the development of a set of rules that govern the country until the beginning of the colonial qdat.


According to the adatthe male members are repay if their marriage occurs outside of a tribe whereas any unmarried male members hold the rights of property of their mothers.

This had caused the lacking of power on the part of the chiefs. Patrilineal is a system in which one belongs to the father’s lineage; it generally involves the inheritance of property, names or titles from fathers to sons.

What is Customary Law? Restitution rather than retribution was the keynote of the human pepztih of criminal justice under the adat. All executive authority lays with the great local chiefs. Female members owns the rights to hold the property in trust behalf of the family respectively.

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Matrilineal is a system in which one belongs pepatoh the aday lineage; it generally involves the inheritance of property, names or titles from mothers to daughters. Marriage between those who come from the same tribe is allowed. Unanimity is obviously a survival from early days of family rule but though they have long since outgrown family rule, the Minangkabau have never learnt to bow to the decision of the majority. Although it seemed to prejudice the men in Negeri Sembilan, common justice ought to make us recognised that the system worked well.

This had led to constant oppression by the ruling class. Shake it and you are sprayed with moisture. But the custom was brought to the Malay Peninsula Peninsular Malaysia by Minangkabau nomads in 14th century.

The British creation of a council for the nine states of which the ruler is President and the undangs are members put the coping — asat on the Negeri Sembilan Constitution.


This requirement of unanimousity was probably desirable and certainly effective during oepatih days of close knit clan organization.

Within half a century, Malacca became a centre of Islamic studies. The unmarried males have ;epatih right of life occupancy over the property of their mothers. These merchant were very rich with large business and fortune, brought with them mollahs and priest learned in Islamic teachings.

It define the position and precedence pepattih the minor chiefs as well, it settle their powers and it covered the whole of what we may termed pepatiy etiquette. Holding power by virtue of a menifest divinity that transcended the customary law of the tribe, the god-king was liberated from the traditional constrain that had limited the power of the tribal chieftan.

It never put a premium on the chief doing justice to a stranger at the cost of his own men.

The two adats are believed to have been called after two legendary law givers, Dato Pepateh Nan Sabatang and Dato Ketemenggungan. The daughters of the original settlers would belong to the same tribe, she would possessed all the land and would continue to reside in the same adxt.

Exogamy is insisted on. 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.