In Malaysia, the age of majority is recognized as above eighteen years of age as stated in the Age of Majority Act 1971: “The minority of all males and females at the age of eighteen years and every such male and female attaining that age shall be of the age of majority.”
In effect of section 10 and 11 of contract Act 1950, the courts held in the cases of Mohori Bibee V Dharmodas Ghose (1903), Tan Hee Juan V Teh Boon Kiat (1934) and Government of Malaysia V Gurcharan Singh (1971) that all such agreements are void. Therefore, all contracts entered by a minor is generally void and a minor cannot sue or be sued on such void contracts.
However, there are some exceptions towards a minor binding a valid contract.
Under section 69 of Contract Act 1950, it is said that “if a person, incapable of entering into a contract, or anyone whom he is legally bound to support, is supplied by another person with necessaries suited to his condition in life, the person who has furnished such supplies is entitled to be reimbursed from the property of such incapable person.” Under necessaries a minor can enter valid contract if only...