Aceh Shari'a Court Decision No. 27 of 2010

The appellant sought to challenge the decision of the Banda Aceh Shari'a Court (lower court), which had dismissed his claim in its entirety in regards to a bequest made by the deceased. The appellant claimed the deceased had intended to make a bequest of a parcel of land to his daughter Zainab.

The Court found that the lower court was correct in its determination, noting that, based on the appellant's claim, the legal relationship between the appellant and respondents was unclear, and that the appellant had failed to involve the relevant beneficiaries and locate their whereabouts. Moreover, while the appellant had told the Court that the bequest was intended for Zainab, points two and three of his claim stated that the bequest was for Zainab, Fatimah and Ummi Kalsum. Accordingly, the appellant's claim failed due to lack of clarity (Obscur Libel).

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