The Chief Syri'e Judge of the Shari'ah Courts acknowledged that many people, especially Muslims, still do not understand their rights either in respect of related laws or Hukum Syara' on assets or property in the family, especially about the nafkah or alimony for the wife and child support. The Honourable, Yang Berhormat Pehin explained that the court would take action on any party who refuse to obey the court order on the matter of Nafkah. Yang Berhormat added there are husbands and fathers who refuse to carry out their responsibilities in relation to the support of the wife or children. In this regard the courts would monitor the situation and take appropriate action if the court order was disobeyed.
Source: Radio Television Brunei