No. The provisions under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 on marriage, divorce, judicial separation and nullity of marriage are applicable to all persons in Malaysia and to all persons domiciled in Malaysia but are residents outside Malaysia EXCEPT:

  • A Muslim or any person who is married under the Islamic law and no marriage of one of the parties which professes the religion of Islam shall be solemnised or registered under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976;
  • Any native of Sabah or Sarawak or any aborigine of West Malaysia whose marriage and divorce is governed by native customary law or aboriginal custom unless he elects to marry under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976; he contracted his marrage under the Christian Marriage Ordinance; or he contracted his marriage under the Church and Civil Marriage Ordinance.