Swearing an affidavit for use in Malaysia

A lady who was originally from Malaysia but had lived in the UK since 1968 was dealing with the estate of her late mother in Malaysia. The lawyers in Malaysia had asked the client to sign and swear an affidavit consenting to the administrator of her late mother’s estate in Malaysia signing a sale and purchase agreement to sell land and property in Malaysia. It had previously been signed in front of a Solicitor, but this was not acceptable in Malaysia and the lawyers there insisted that the affidavit was signed and sworn again in front of a notary public to enable it to be a valid legal document in Malaysia.

By Louise Radakin