Bereaved Family's Future Caught in Malaysia Red Tape

Published: 08th July 2015 05:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2015 05:54 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:“I have two daughters waiting to be married. I have money in my dead husband’s account, which I cannot use till the registration formalities are over. For that we need authentication of the death certificate issued from Tiruvannamalai district,” said Krishnaveni, a Malaysian national and wife of Subramaniam.

Subramaniam.jpgIn a telephone conversation with Express from Malaysia, Krishnaveni said that they had produced the death certificate issued by Tiruvannamalai taluk level official with the registration department in Malaysia.

“Subramaniam was on an annual pilgrimage on January 6, 2013. He used to do this with his friends but he died suddenly while visiting Tiruvannamalai. We provided all the documents and the Indian government issued the death certificate,” she said.

“As the Malaysian government wanted to verify the genuineness of the certificate, we have been waiting for over two years. We have fixed alliances for my sisters and my father has left some money in the bank which we need to go ahead,” said Jivanandam, son of Subramaniam.

The Malaysian government had written to the State government seeking to authenticate the certificate produced by the family so they could process the request for transfer of property among other things including the insurance claim in favour of the kin.

The Consulate General of Malaysia, Chennai, in a letter dated July 12, 2013, wrote to the Under Secretary, Public (Foreigners - III) Department, Tamil Nadu, detailed the need for the authentication of the death certificate.

Reacting to the letter, the Under Secretary to the government, called for a report on authentication of certificate through letter (No 16375/2013, Public(For-III) Department, dated July 17, 2013) to the Tiruvannamalai Collector.

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