—(1) A District Court exercising civil jurisdiction shall be a court of record.
(2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), a District Court shall have the civil jurisdiction conferred by the following sections of this Part.
(3) A District Court shall have the jurisdiction in sections 20, 21, 25, 26 and 29 where —
the defendant submits to the jurisdiction of a District Court.
(4) A District Court’s jurisdiction conferred by the following sections of this Part shall not include any jurisdiction expressly excluded by any other written law.
(5) A District Court’s jurisdiction to hear and try any civil proceeding which comes within the jurisdiction of the Syariah Court constituted under the Administration of Muslim Law Act (Cap. 3) shall be the same as the High Court as if section 17A of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Cap. 322) applies to the District Court with the modification that any reference therein to the High Court shall be read as a reference to a District Court.