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  1. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Fake News Act 2018 [Act 803]. (Akta Antiberita Tidak Benar 2018) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-04-11 | MYS-2018-L-106305

  2. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prevention Of Terrorism Act 2015 [Act 769]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015 | MYS-2015-L-103086

  3. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prison (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act A1474). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-30 | MYS-2014-L-98950

  4. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act A1471). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-24 | Date of entry into force: 2014-12-31 | MYS-2014-L-98951

  5. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prison (Amendment) Act, 2014 [A1460]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-03-27 | Date of entry into force: 2014-04-03 | MYS-2014-L-98960

  6. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act AA1414) [PU(B) 56/2012]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-02-20 | MYS-2012-L-89544

    Makes numerous amendments to the principal Act in particular with respect to interim protection orders.

  7. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act A1419). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-02-09 | Date of entry into force: 2012-04-01 | MYS-2012-L-89543

    Amends the principal Act, in particular with respect to wages. Section 19 is replaced with a new section entitled "Time of Payment of Wages". Section 25 is also replaced with a new section concerning "Wages to be paid through bank". New sections are also introduced
    - Section 25A concerning payment of wages other than through bank;
    - Section 33A concerning information relating to supply of employees;
    - Section 44A concerning application of this part irrespective of wages of female employee;
    - Section 57A concerning employment of foreign domestic servants
    - Section 57B concerning duty to inform the Director General of termination of service of foreign domestic servant
    - Part XVA concerning Sexual Harassment (New sections 81A-81G)
    - Section 90A concerning protection of officers

  8. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Renewable Energy Act 2011 [Act 725]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-02 | MYS-2011-L-106315

  9. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Sustainable Energy Development Authority Act 2011 [Act 726]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-02 | MYS-2011-L-106316

  10. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 (Act 711) [P.U.(B) 537/2010]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-15 | MYS-2010-L-89541

    An Act to combat corruption and other wrongdoings by encouraging and facilitating disclosures of improper conduct in the public and private sector, to protect persons making those disclosures from detrimental action, to provide for the matters disclosed to be investigated and dealt with and to provide for other matters connected therewith.

  11. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (Act 709). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06-10 | Date of entry into force: 2013-11-15 | MYS-2010-L-89542

  12. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Human Rights Commission Of Malaysia (Amendment) Act 2009 (Act A1353). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-04-18 | MYS-2009-L-87153

    Deletes and replaces section 5 of the 1999 Act concerning members of the Commission and term of office. Adds a new section 11A concerning consultation with the Committee before any appointment.

  13. Malaysia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour Rules (Sabah) 2009.

    Adoption: 2009 | MYS-2009-R-109410

    Sets out the rules for employers to keep registers of their employees. Repeals the Labour Rules [G.N. 353/1936] and Labour (Register of Workers) Rules 1959 [G.N.S. 81/1959].

  14. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Syariah Criminal Procedure Enactment 2004 (No. 9 2004). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-08-30 | MYS-2004-L-78254

    Repeals the Syariah Criminal Procedure Enactment 1993. Makes provision for procedures in criminal cases in the Syariah Courts.

  15. Malaysia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Federal Territory of Labuan (Extension and Modification of Employment Act) Order 2000 (P.U. (A) 400). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-11-01 | MYS-2000-R-75403

    Extends the application of the Employment Act to the Federal Territory of Labuan. Repeals the Labour Ordinance [Sabah Cap. 67] and all subsidiary legislation made under the order in its application to the Federal Territory of Labuan. Subsidiary legislation made under the Employment Act that apply to Labuan are listed in the Schedule.

  16. Malaysia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Consumer Protection (The Tribunal for Consumer Claims) Regulations 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-10-27 | Date of entry into force: 1999-11-15 | MYS-1999-R-55984

    Regulates the procedure for lodging claims with the Tribunal for Consumer Claims, and determines the fees for the procedure.

  17. Malaysia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Discipline of Students) Rules 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-09-06 | MYS-1999-R-55993

    Provides for rules on general discipline (attendance to lectures, prohibition of plagiarism, conduct during examinations, drug consumption etc.), hostel discipline, road traffic discipline, and on disciplinary procedures. Section 9 deals with the right to organize assemblies.

  18. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999 [Act 597]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-08-27 | Date of entry into force: 1999-09-09 | MYS-1999-L-54120

    Establishes the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, which shall promote human rights education, advise the Government in the formulation of human rights legislation, and investigate human rights infringements.

  19. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Consumer Protection Act, 1999 (Act No. 599).

    Adoption: 1999-08-27 | MYS-1999-L-54121

    Governs safety of goods and services, guarantees rights against suppliers and manufacturers in respect of goods, product liability, and protection against false representation and claims. Establishes a National Consumer Advisory Council and a Tribunal for Consumer Claims.

  20. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia (Amendment) Act 1999 (No. A1051).

    Adoption: 1999-06-30 | MYS-1999-L-54118

    Amends the Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia Act, 1971 (Act No. 49) with regard to disciplinary measures to remove members of the Lembaga.

  21. Malaysia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Discipline of Students) Rules 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-04-06 | MYS-1999-R-56000

    Section 9 deals with the right to organize assemblies.

  22. Malaysia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Domestic Violence (Prescribed Forms) Regulations 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-02-02 | Date of entry into force: 1999-02-02 | MYS-1999-R-55983

    Provides for forms to be used for reporting incidents of domestic violence.

  23. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code [Act 593]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-01-01 | Date of entry into force: 1999-04-04 | MYS-1999-L-54116

    Supercedes the Criminal Procedure Code of 1935. Governs criminal courts, arrests, warrants, investigations, and procedures in prosecutions. Chapter 8 deals with unlawful assemblies.

  24. Malaysia - General provisions - Constitution

    Federal Constitution (Amendment) Act 1995.

    Adoption: 1995-07-21 | MYS-1995-C-44035

    Provisions relating to the Speaker in the Legislative Assembly.

  25. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Syariah Criminal Offences Enactment 1995 - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1995-06-29 | MYS-1995-L-78255

    Provides for criminal offences and applies only to Muslims in the State of Sabah.

  26. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prison Act 1995 (Act 537). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995 | MYS-1995-L-79097

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Constitution and Administration
    Part III - Officers
    Part IV - Custody and Removal of Prisoners
    Part V - Employment and Prison Discipline
    Part VI - Offences
    Part VII - Prison Officers Reward Fund
    Part VIII - General

  27. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence Act, 1994 (Act 521). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994-07-07 | MYS-1994-L-89547

  28. Malaysia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 1993 (No. A848 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-03-22 | MYS-1993-C-36235

  29. Malaysia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Enactment 1992 (No. 18 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-11-24 | MYS-1992-C-35127

  30. Malaysia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 1992 (No. A837 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-11-20 | MYS-1992-C-36234

    Provisions in respect to, inter alia, composition of House of Representatives and status of members of Parliamentary Service.

  31. Malaysia - General provisions - Constitution

    Federal Constitution (Amendment) Act 1990 (No. A767 of 1990)

    Adoption: 1990-04-23 | MYS-1990-C-36231

    Provides that a person who resigns his membership of the House of Representatives or the Legislative Assembly shall, for a period of five years beginning with the date on which his resignation takes effect, be disqualified from being a member of the House of Representatives and for related matters.

  32. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Free Zones Act 1990 [Act 438]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1990-04-23 | MYS-1990-L-87344

    An Act to provide for the establishment of free zones in Malaysia for promoting the economic life of the country and for related purposes.

  33. Malaysia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Constitution of the High Courts (Judges) Order 1989

    Adoption: 1989-03-28 | Date of entry into force: 1988-12-14 | MYS-1989-R-36230

    Provides that the number of judges in the High Court shall not exceed thirty-three. Revokes the Constitution of the High Courts (Judges) Order 1984.

  34. Malaysia - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Sabah Foundation (Amendment) Enactment 1988. No. 1.

    Adoption: 1988-03-28 | MYS-1988-M-6675

    Inter alia, amends s. 3 regarding establishment of and purposes of the Foundation (for the advancement of education and the relief of poverty).

  35. Malaysia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Federal Territory of Labuan (Modification of Labour Ordinance [LS 1955 - Mal. 2, 1956 - Mal. 1]) Order 1984. P.U.(A) 272.

    Adoption: 1984-07-16 | MYS-1984-R-912

    Modifications resulting from the passing of Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1984. Inter alia, amends ss. 2, 24(1), 41(7), 122, 123 and 131.

  36. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Patents Act 1983 (No. 291 of 1983).

    Adoption: 1983-11-28 | MYS-1983-L-145

    An Act to make better provisions in the law relating to patents and for other matters connected therewith. Repeals, inter alia, the Registration of United Kingdom Patents Ordinance 1951 and the Patents (Rights of Government) Act 1967.

  37. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act 1980 (No. A497).

    Adoption: 1980-08-07 | MYS-1980-L-11786

    An Act to amend the Employment Ordinance 1955 [LS 1955-Mal. 2, 1956-Mal.1.]. Numerous amendments.

  38. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Emergency (Essential Powers) Act 1979 (No. 216). - Act No. 216 of 1979

    Adoption: 1979-02-20 | Date of entry into force: 1971-02-20 | MYS-1979-L-48074

    Reenacts the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance, 1969 as an Act. Repeals the Ordinance of 1969, but extends validity of legislation made under the Ordinance, as well as legislation made under the Emergency (Essential Powers) Act 1964.

  39. Malaysia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Essential (Security Cases) Regulations, 1975. - Regulations 1975

    Adoption: 1975-10-04 | MYS-1975-R-48073

    Provides for court trial of persons convicted of security offences, i.e. offences against provisions of the Internal Security Act 1960 and subsequent legislation. Repeals Emergency (Criminal Trials) Regulations, 1964.

  40. Malaysia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance of 1969 (No. 6). - Ordinance No. 6 of 1969

    Adoption: 1969-06-27 | MYS-1969-R-48071

    Allows the Director of Operations to extend any law or subsidiary legislation without approval of Parliament.

  41. Malaysia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Emergency (Public Order and Prevention of Crime) Ordinance, 1969 (No. 5). - Ordinance No. 5 of 1969

    Adoption: 1969-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 1969-05-16 | MYS-1969-R-48070

    Allows persons to be detained for up to 60 days without an order of detention, and to be held up to 2 years upon the order of the compentent Minister. Sets forth procedures for representations in relation with this Ordinance.

  42. Malaysia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Essential (Newspapers and other Publications) Regulations, 1969. - Regulations 1969

    Adoption: 1969-05-20 | MYS-1969-R-48072

    Provides for the prohibition of publications which might pose a threat to public order.

  43. Malaysia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 1969 (No. 2). - Ordinance No. 2 of 1969

    Adoption: 1969-05-17 | MYS-1969-R-48069

    Transfers executive authority in relation to emergency powers to a Director of Operations, who shall be designated by the Supreme Head. Also provides for a National Operations Council to assist the Director, and State Operations Committees to perform similar functions at the state level.

  44. Malaysia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance, 1969 (No. 1). - Ordinance No. 1 of 1969

    Adoption: 1969 | MYS-1969-R-48068

    Allows the supreme head (Yang di-Pertuan Agong) to make any regulation for the maintenance of public order and security, including regulations providing for the punishment of persons, the creation of offences and penalties (including death penalty), control of aliens, and the deprivation of citizenship.

  45. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Police Act 1967 [Act 344]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1967 | MYS-1967-L-103083

  46. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Emergency (Federal Constitution and Constitution of Sarawak) Act, 1966 (No. 68 of 1966). - Act No. 68 of 1966

    Adoption: 1966-09-20 | MYS-1966-L-48013

    Expands powers of the Governor.

  47. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Emergency (Essential Powers) Act, 1964 (No. 30 of 1964). - Act No. 30 of 1964

    Adoption: 1964-09-17 | MYS-1964-L-48014

    Allows the Supreme Head (Yang di-Pertuan Agong) to make provisions for the arrest of persons whose detention appears to be in the interest of public safety, to enter and search any premises, and to take possession of property on behalf of the Government.

  48. Malaysia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the State of Sabah, 1963. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1963 | MYS-1963-C-78253

    Provides for the Head of State for Sabah, to be called the Yang di-Pertua Negeri. Provides also for the executive and official language.

  49. Malaysia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prevention of Crime Act 1959 [Act 297]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1959-04-01 | MYS-1959-L-98959

    An Act to provide for the more effectual prevention of crime throughout Malaysia and for the control of criminals, members of secret societies and other undesirable persons, and for matters incidental thereto.

  50. Malaysia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Malaysia, 1957. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1957 | MYS-1957-C-44034

    First introduced as the Constitution of the Federation of Malaya in 1957, subsequently introduced as the Constitution of Malaysia on 16 September 1963. Part II outlines fundamental liberties, including right to personal liberty, freedom of speech, assembly and association. Art. 6 provides protection from forced labour. All persons are equal before the law and there shall be no discrimination based on religion, race, descent or place of birth (Art. 8). This Article does not invalidate provisions regulating personal law, or provisions or practices "restricting office or employment connected with the affairs of any religion, or of an institution managed by a group professing any religion, [and] to persons professing that religion." Part III governs citizenship. Part IV governs the Federation. The Supreme Head (Yang di-Pertuan Agong) is elected for a five-year term by the Conference of Rulers. Also contains provisions relating to the Executive and Federal Legislature. Part IX covers the Judiciary; Part X the public service. Emergency powers are regulated in Part XI. Attached are thirteen subsequent Schedules. The First and Second Schedule regulate citizenship; Schedule Three regulates the election of the Supreme Head.

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