Auto debit one way to force errant ex-hubbies to pay alimony

Yasmin Ramlan

Direct debit or auto debit means that divorcees need not resort to court action to compel their former husbands to pay their share of maintenance. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 12, 2018.

ALIMONY payments should be made from a former husband’s bank account directly into his ex-wife’s account to ensure justice for divorced women fighting for their welfare, the Shariah Lawyers’ Association (PGSM) said.

PGSM president Musa Awang welcomed the statement by the minister in charge of religious affairs, Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa, who earlier last week said Putrajaya was mulling ways to ensure divorced women get their dues from ex-husbands.

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