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GENERAL INFORMATION

WHAT IS A CIVIL CLAIM? 

A civil claim is a legal and factual dispute between two or more parties claiming for remedies, damages or compensation.

 

Filing a Civil Claim

  • A claim by an individual not more than RM5,000.00 can be filed in the Small Claims Court.
  • The Magistrates’ Court will hear all civil claims up to RM100,000.00.
  • The Sessions Court will hear all civil claims between RM100,001.00 to RM1,000,000.00
  • The High Court can hear all monetary claims (unlimited jurisdiction).

 

EXAMPLES OF CIVIL CLAIMS 

  • Personal Loan
  • Housing Loan
  • Hire Purchase
  • Study Loan
  • Credit Card
  • Breach of Contract
  • Dispute involving Movable and Immovable Property
  • Dispute between Landlord and Tenant
  • Civil claims involving motor vehicle accidents
  • Personal Injury Claims