Freezing alimony defaulters’ accounts not the solution, say lawyers

Angie Tan

Lawyers say the government's move to freeze alimony defaulters' accounts could have negative impacts as some couples who separate on bad terms could lead to one ex-spouse wanting to 'punish' the other. – Pixabay pic, April 2, 2022.

LAWYERS are urging caution over the government’s plan to freeze the bank accounts of alimony defaulters, saying it is not the best solution and is a blanket move without looking at the financial abilities of some ex-husbands. 

Lawyer Ng Geok Chee said the plan announced by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob at the Umno General Assembly last month could help some ex-wives as non-payment of alimony is a problem faced by many. 

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