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 adxt in electing chiefs and a king. Adat pepatih finds expression in traditional verses and sayings of the matriarchal tribes in Negeri Sembilan. Exogamy is insisted on. The effect of these curious rules is not to be realised without some thought.

Although it seemed to prejudice the men in Negeri Sembilan, common justice ought to make us recognised that the system worked well. In other words, these tribal saying derived its legal characteristic pepath it is the expression of an instinctive sense of right and the common consciousness of the people.

It is more aat a deterrence means rather than to reform. Except in the face of a foreign aggressor each state was self sufficient, so that until the days of the British protection the territorial chiefs never met regularly in council with the ruler as each one of them met in council with his own tribal chiefs.

Adat perpatih

They continued to oppressed the adag. As the result of it the mases was continued to be oppressed. In other words, the granddaughters of a deceased female inherit through their deceased mother’s right of inheritance. Only when failed or when the dispute was serious enough to require stronger measure were the services of the lembaga sought. First of all there was the basic principle that for every election and every decision, complete unanimity is required.


They range from being found with booty snatched on stolen by force or pe;atih found with flittring heart.

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pepafih 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 adta era. Why Dato Pepateh insisted upon matriliny and exogamy for his followers while Dato Ketenmenggungan was inclined to patrilineal descent and endogamy is not precisely known.

The branch breaks as the hornbill pases. This can be illustrated in the saying that: Female members hold the property in trust for the family. The compensation to be paid for a wound would vary according to the intensity of the provocation and axat to the place where it was inflicted.

As a result, the women of a family group perut constitute a powerful and united body, banded together by the band of common descent, sharing a common tradition and owning all the property. The Indianisation was the result of a two way traffic, first from the Indian traders peptih secondly it was possible that the idea of Hinduism spread more from the visits by the Malays to the centre of Hindu culture in India.

Such a system had encourage bribary and blackmail. The tribal and matriachal xdat in Malay customary law were in some areas modified so as to make the customary law monarchial and patriarchal. Men in Adat Perpatih do not have the right to the Ancestral Properties.

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The monarchy adwt an elective monarchy unlike most other monarchies worldwide. An Adat Perpatih woman pepagih not sell the land or pass the land to her sons. The nature of Malay law Malay laws were never committed to writing, they were constantly overriden by autocratic chiefs and unjust judges, they varied in each state, they did not harmonized with the doctrine of Islam that they professed to follow, they were often expressed in methaphores or proverbs that seemed to baffeled interpretation.


Court intrigues were a favourite pastime and rivalry amongst the chiefs caused sudden political charges. The unmarried males have the right of life occupancy over the property of their mothers.

There is also a female leader known as Ibu Soko. When compared arat the English law, the adat temenggong seem very faulty indeed, it was crude and primitive in its legal theories, uncertain and unmethodolical in its pronouncement, cruel and brutalising in its punishments.

Their respective daughters in turn inherit the share of predeceased daughters. The interpretation of these sayings appears to be less difficult than the interpretation of a statute in common law court; for the interpretation of the sayings along with the significance of the metaphores or other figures of speech contained in it is handed down from generation to generation.

This is a practice which was followed in the Malay States in those days. It has become a way of life. It has not become the property of the many but vested in a few chiefs.

Men are compensated through the system of the tribal exogamous marriage marriage outside a tribe.

Sultan Iskandar Shah derived great profit and satisfaction by the prosperity of trade in Malacca. All females must be identified with a piece of customary land. In relation to the law of theft for example, twelve circumstance are forbident.