shuttlecock procedure
 n.— «The respondent spouse/parent resident in Malaysia against whom a provisional order of maintenance has been made by a reciprocating country may raise any defence that he might have raised in the original proceedings had he been a party thereto but no other defence.…It is entirely within the discretion of the Court whether to confirm the order, with or without modification, or refuse to confirm it, or remit the case to the court, which made the order for the purpose of taking further evidence. This machinery is sometimes known as the “shuttlecock” procedure.» —“There should be no second thoughts: Bar” in Kota Kinabalu Daily Express (Malaysia) Aug. 30, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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