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Criminal Procedure Code- Part 1

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE Act 593/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE ACT 593 

Incorporating all amendments up to 17 August 2012

First enacted ... ... ... ... ... ...

1935 (F.M.S. Cap. 6)

Revised ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

1999 (Act 593 w.e.f. 4 April 1999)

First Reprint ... ... ... ... ...

1983

Second Reprint ... ...  ... ... ...

1993

Third Reprint ... ... ... ... ...

2001

Date of coming into operation ... ...

10 January 1976, Act A324

 

ACT 593 
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE 
(
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Part I PRELIMINARY

Chapter I

SECTION

1.Short title

2.Interpretation

3.Trial of offences under Penal Code and other laws

4.Saving of powers of High Court

5.Laws of England, when applicable

Part II PROVISIONS AS TO CRIMINAL COURTS

Chapter II CRIMINAL COURTS IN GENERAL

SECTION

6.Courts

7.Courts to be open

8.(Deleted)

9.Criminal jurisdiction of Magistrates

10.(Deleted)

Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter III AID AND INFORMATION YO MAGISTRATES AND POLICE PERSONS MAKING ARRESTS

SECTION

11.Public, when to assist Magistrates, Justices of the Peace and police

12.Aid to persons other than police officer executing warrant

13.Public to give information of certain matters

14.Police officer bound to report certain matters

Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter IV ARREST, ESCAPE AND RE-TAKING

SECTION

15.Arrest, how made

16.Search of place entered by person sought to be arrested

17.Search of persons in place searched under warrant

18.Power to break open any place for purposes of liberation

19.No unnecessary restraint and mode of searching women

20.Search of persons arrested

20A.Procedure on search of a person

21.Power to seize offensive weapons

22.Search of person for name and address

23.When police or penghulu may arrest without warrant

24.Refusal to give name and residence

25.How person arrested by penghulu is to be dealt with

26.Pursuit of offenders

27.Arrest by private persons and procedure in such cases

28.How person arrested is to be dealt with and detention for more than twenty-four hours

28A.Rights of person arrested

29.Release of person arrested

30.Offence committed in Magistrate's presence

31.Arrest by or in presence of Magistrate

32.Power on escape to pursue and re-take

33.Sections 16 and 18 to apply to arrests under section 32

Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter V PROCESSES TO COMPEL APPEARANCE

Summons

SECTION

34.Form of summons and service

35.Summons how served

36.Procedure when personal service cannot be effected

37.Proof of service

37A.(Deleted)

Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter V PROCESSES TO COMPEL APPEARANCE

Warrant Of Arrest

SECTION

38.Form of warrant of arrest

39.Court may direct by indorsement on warrant security to be taken

40.Warrants, to whom directed

41.Notification of substance of warrant

42.Person arrested to be brought before Court without delay

43.Procedure on arrest of person against whom warrant is issued

Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter V PROCESSES TO COMPEL APPEARANCE

 Proclamation and Attachment

SECTION

44.Proclamation for person absconding

45.Attachment of property of person proclaimed

46.Restoration of attached property

Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter V PROCESSES TO COMPEL APPEARANCE

Other Rules Regarding Summonses to Appear and Warrants of Arrest

SECTION

47.Issue of warrant in lieu of or in addition to summons

48.Summonses to appear and warrants of arrest may be executed in any part of Malaysia

49.Power to take bond for appearance

50.Arrest on breach of bond for appearance

Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter VI PROCESSES TO COMPEL THE PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MOVABLE PROPERTY AND FOR THE DISCOVERY OF PERSONS WRONGFULLY CONFINED

SECTION

51.Summons to produce document or other things

51A.Delivery of certain documents

52.Procedure as to postal articles, etc.

53. Sections 34 to 37 to apply

Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Search Warrants

SECTION

54.When search warrant may be issued

55.Power to restrict search warrant

56.Magistrate may issue warrant authorizing search for evidence of offence

57.Form of search warrant

58.Search for persons wrongfully confined

59.Persons in charge of closed places to allow search

60.Magistrate issuing search warrant may attend at its execution

61.Magistrate may direct search in his presence

62.Search without warrant

62A.Forfeiture of counterfeit coin

62B.Forfeiture of counterfeit currency

63.Summary search

64.List of all things seized to be made and signed

65.Occupant to be present at search

Part IV PREVENTION OF OFFENCES

Chapter VII SECURITY FOR KEEPING THE PEACE AND FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR

SECTION

66.Security for keeping the peace on conviction

66A.Security for keeping the peace by complainant

67.Security for keeping the peace in other cases

68.Security for good behaviour from suspected persons, vagrants and persons disseminating seditious matter

69.Security for good behaviour from habitual offenders

70.Summons or warrant if required

71.Form of summons or warrant

72.Power to dispense with personal attendance

73.Inquiry to be held

74.Order to give security

75.Discharge of person informed against

Part IV PREVENTION OF OFFENCES

Chapter VII SECURITY FOR KEEPING THE PEACE AND FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR

Proceedings in All Cases Subsequent to Order to Furnish Security

SECTION

76.Commencement of period for which security is required

77.Contents of bond

78.Power to reject sureties

79.Imprisonment in default of security

80.Power to release person imprisoned for failing to give security

81.Magistrate to report in cases in which the security has been ordered by the High Court

82.Discharge of sureties

Part IV PREVENTION OF OFFENCES

Chapter VIII UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLIES

SECTION

83.Who may order unlawful assembly to disperse

84.Forcible dispersal of unlawful assemblies

85-87.(Deleted)

88.Protection against prosecution

Part IV PREVENTION OF OFFENCES

Chapter IX PUBLIC NUISANCES

SECTION

89.Magistrate may make conditional order for removal of nuisance

90.Order to be served or notified

91.Person against whom order is made to obey or appear and show cause

92.Consequence of his failing to do so

93.Procedure on appearance to show cause

94.Procedure on order being made absolute

95.Consequence of disobedience to order

96.Injunction pending final decision

97.Power to prohibit repetition or continuance of public nuisance

Part IV PREVENTION OF OFFENCES

Chapter X TEMPORARY ORDERS IN URGENT CASES OF NUISANCE

SECTION

98.Power to issue order absolute at once in urgent cases of nuisance

Part IV PREVENTION OF OFFENCES

Chapter XI DISPUTES AS TO IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

SECTION

99.Procedure where dispute concerning land, etc., is likely to cause breach of peace

100.Power to attach subject of dispute

101.Disputes concerning rights over land or water

102.Order as to costs

Part IV PREVENTION OF OFFENCES

Chapter XII PREVENTIVE ACTION OF THE POLICE

SECTION

103.Police to prevent seizable offences

104.Information of design to commit seizable offences

105.Arrest to prevent seizable offences

106.Prevention of injury to public property

Part IV PREVENTION OF OFFENCES

Chapter XIIA ANCILLARY INVESTIGATIVE POWERS IN RELATION TO TERRORISM OFFENCES

SECTION

106A-106C.(Deleted)

Part V INFORMATION TO POLICE AND THEIR POWERS TO INVESTIGATE

Chapter XIII

SECTION

107.Information of offences

107A.Report on status of investigation

108.Procedure in non-seizable cases

108A.Admission of certified copy of information as evidence

109.Investigation in seizable cases

110.Procedure where seizable offence suspected

111.Police officer's power to require attendance of witnesses

112.Examination of witnesses by police

113.Admission of statements in evidence

114.No discouragement from making statement to police

115.(Deleted)

116.Search by police officer

116A.Search and seizure without warrant

116B.Access to computerized data.

116C.Interception of communication and admissibility of intercepted communications

117.Procedure where investigation cannot be completed within twenty-four hours

118.Police officer may require bond for appearance of complainant and witnesses

119.Diary of proceedings in investigation

120.Report of police officer

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XIV JURISDICTION OF CRIMINAL COURTS IN INQUIRIES AND TRIALS

SECTION

121.Ordinary place of inquiry and trial

122.Accused triable in place where act is done or where consequence ensues

123.Place of trial where act is an offence by reason of relation to other offence

124.Offences of escaping from custody, of criminal misappropriation or criminal breach of trust and of stealing, where triable

125.Where scene of offence is uncertain, etc.

126.Offence committed on a journey

127.When doubt arises High Court to decide

127A.Liability for offences committed out of Malaysia

127B.Power to direct copies of depositions and exhibits to be received in evidence

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XIV JURISDICTION OF CRIMINAL COURTS IN INQUIRIES AND TRIALS

Conditions Requisite for Initiation of Proceedings

SECTION

128.Cognizance of offences by Magistrates

129.Sanction required for prosecution for certain offences

130.Where complaint by Public Prosecutor is necessary

131.Where complaint by person aggrieved

132.Where complaint by husband

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XV COMPLAINTS TO MAGISTRATES

SECTION

133.Examination of complainant

134.Postponement of issue of process

135.Dismissal of complaint

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XVI COMMENCEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS BEFORE A MAGISTRATE'S COURT

SECTION

136.Issue of process

137.Personal attendance of accused may be dispensed with

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XVII PRELIMINARY INQUIRIES INTO CASES TRIABLE BY THE HIGH COURT

SECTION

138-151.(Deleted)

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XVIIA SPECIAL PROCEDURE RELATING TO COMMITTAL IN CASES TRIABLE BY THE HIGH COURT WHERE THE ACCUSED IS LEGALLY REPRESENTED

SECTION

151A-151B.(Deleted )

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XVIII THE CHARGE

SECTION

152.Form of charge

153.Particulars as to time, place and person

154.When manner of committing offence must be stated

155.Sense of words used in charge to describe offence

156.Effect of errors

157.(Deleted)

158.Court may alter or add to charge

159.When trial may proceed immediately after alteration or addition

160.When new trial may be directed or trial suspended

161.Stay of proceedings if prosecution of offence in altered charge requires previous sanction

162.Recall of witnesses when charge altered

163.Separate charges for distinct offences

164.Three offences of same kind within twelve months may be charged together

165.Trial for more than one offence

166.Where it is doubtful what offence has been committed

167.When a person charged with one offence can be convicted of another

168.Person charged with an offence can be convicted of the attempt

169.When offence proved is included in offence charged

170.When persons may be charged jointly

171.Withdrawal of remaining charges on conviction on one of several charges

171A.Outstanding offences

172.Charges to be in forms in Second Schedule

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XVIIIA PRE-TRIAL PROCESSES

SECTION

172A.Pre-trial conference

172B.Case management

172C.Plea bargaining

172D.Disposal of the case

172E.Finality of the judgement

172F.Statements of, or facts stated by, accused not to be used for any other purpose

172G.Subparagraph 172D(1)(c)(ii) to be applicable to accused who pleads guilty

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XIX SUMMARY TRIALS BY MAGISTRATES

SECTION

173.Procedure in summary trials

173A.Power to discharge conditionally or unconditionally

174.Addresses

175.Power to award compensation

176.Particulars to be recorded

177.Transfer of cases

177A.Transmission of case to, and trial by, the High Court

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XX TRIALS BEFORE THE HIGH COURT

SECTION

178.Commencement of trial

179.Opening case for prosecution

180.Procedure after conclusion of case for prosecution

181.Defence

182.Reply

182A.Procedure at the conclusion of the trial

183.Sentence

183A.Victim's impact statement

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XXI TRIALS BEFORE THE HIGH COURT WITH THE AID OF ASSESSORS

SECTION

184-199.(Deleted)

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XXII TRIALS BY JURY BEFORE THE HIGH COURT

SECTION

199A-235.(Deleted)

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XXIII JURORS AND ASSESSORS

SECTION

235A.(Deleted)

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XXIV GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO INQUIRIES AND TRIALS

SECTION

252-252A.(Deleted)

253.Procedure where there are previous convictions

254.Public Prosecutor may decline to prosecute further at any stage

254A.Reinstatement of trial after discharge

255.Right of accused to be defended

256.Court may put questions to accused

257.Case for prosecution to be explained by Court to undefended accused

258.Procedure where accused does not understand proceedings

259.Power to postpone or adjourn proceedings

260.Compounding offences

261.Change of Magistrate during hearing

262.Detention of offenders attending in Court

263.Weekly or public holiday

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XXV MODE OF TAKING AND RECORDING EVIDENCE IN INQUIRIES AND TRIALS

SECTION

264.Evidence to be taken in presence of accused

265.Manner of recording evidence

266.Recording evidence in summons cases

267.Recording evidence in other cases

268.Record to be in narrative form

269.Reading over evidence and correction

270.Interpretation of evidence to accused

271.Remarks as to demeanour of witness

272.Judge to take notes of evidence

272A.Other persons may be authorized to take down notes of evidence

272B.Evidence through live video or live television links

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XXVA RECORDING OF PROCEEDINGS BY MECHANICAL MEANS

SECTION

272C.Application of this Chapter

272D.Interpretation for the purposes of this Chapter

272E.Proceedings may be recorded by mechanical means or combination of mechanical means and other modes

272F.Electronic record to be transcribed

272G.Safe custody of electronic record and transcript

272H.Transcript of statement, evidence or deposition of person or witness.

272I.Transcript to form part of record or notes of proceedings or evidence

272J.Electronic filing, lodgement, submission and transmission of document

272K.Issuance of Practice Direction

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XXVI JUDGMENT

SECTION

273.Mode of delivering judgment

274.(Deleted)

275.Sentence of death not to be passed on pregnant woman

276.Judgment in the alternative

277.Judgment of death

278.Judgment not to be altered

279.Judgment to be explained to accused and copy supplied

280.Judgment to be filed with record

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XXVII SENTENCES AND THE CARRYING OUT OF IT

SECTION

281.Provisions as to execution of sentences of death

282.Provisions as to execution of sentences of imprisonment

283.Provisions as to sentences of fine

284.Suspension of execution in certain cases

285.Warrant by whom issuable

286.Place for executing sentence of whipping

287.Time of executing such sentence

288.Mode of executing such sentence

289.Sentence of whipping forbidden in certain cases

290.Medical Officer's certificate required

291.Procedure if whipping cannot be inflicted

292.Commencement of sentence of imprisonment on prisoner already undergoing imprisonment

293.Youthful offenders

294.First offenders

294A.Conditions of bonds

295.Sentence of police supervision

295A.Rehabilitative counseling

296.Obligations of persons subject to supervision

297.Penalty for non-compliance with section 296

298.(Deleted)

299.Return of warrant

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XXVIII SUSPENSIONS, REMISSIONS AND COMMUTATIONS OF SENTENCES

SECTION

300.Power to suspend or remit sentence

301.Power to commute punishment

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS

Chapter XXIX PREVIOUS ACQUITTALS OR CONVICTIONS

SECTION

302.Person once convicted or acquitted not to be tried again for same offence

303.Plea of previous acquittal or conviction

Part VII APPEAL AND REVISION

Chapter XXX APPEALS TO THE HIGH COURT

SECTION

303A.Appeals from Sessions Courts

304.Cases in which no appeal lies

305.When plea of guilty limited right of appeal

306.Appeal against acquittal

307.Procedure for appeal

308.Transmission of appeal record

309.(Deleted)

310.Appeal specially allowed in certain cases

311.Stay of execution pending appeal

312.Setting down appeal on list

313.Procedure at hearing

314.Non-appearance of respondent

315.Arrest of respondent in certain cases

316.Decision on appeal

317.Order to take further evidence

318.Judgment

319.Certificate and consequence of judgment

320.Death of parties to appeal

321.(Deleted)

322.Costs

Part VII APPEAL AND REVISION

Chapter XXXI REVISION

SECTION

323.Power to call for records of subordinate Courts

324.Power to order further inquiry

325.Powers of Judge on revision

326.Permission for parties to appear

327.Orders on revision

Part VIII SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS

Chapter XXXII INQUIRIES OF DEATHS

SECTION

328.Meaning of "cause of death"

329.Duty of police officer to investigate death

330.Duty of officer to arrange for post-mortem examination in certain cases

331.Post-mortem examination of body

332.Report of Government Medical Officer

333.Duty of Magistrate on receipt of report

334.Inquiry into cause of death of a person in custody of police or in any asylum

335.Powers of Magistrate

336.Magistrate may view body

337.Inquiries to be made by Magistrate

338.Evidence and finding to be recorded

339.Power of Public Prosecutor to require inquiry to be held

340.Admissibility of medical report in certain cases

341.Custody of proceedings

341A.Power to revise

Part VIII SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS

Chapter XXXIII PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND

SECTION

342.Procedure where accused is suspected to be of unsound mind

343.Certificate of Medical Director

344.Release of person of unsound mind pending investigation or trial

345.Resumption of trial

346.(Deleted)

347.Judgment of acquittal on ground of mental disorder

348.Safe custody of person acquitted

349.Procedure where prisoner of unsound mind is reported able to make his defence

350.Procedure where person of unsound mind is reported fit for discharge

351.Delivery of person of unsound mind to care of relative

352. Interpretation of "psychiatric hospital" and "Visitors"

352A.(Deleted)

Part VIII SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS

Chapter XXXIV PROCEEDINGS IN CASE OF CERTAIN OFFENCES AFFECTING THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

SECTION

353.Procedure as to offences committed in Court

354.Record of facts constituting the offence

355.Alternative procedure

356.Power to remit punishment

357.Refusal to give evidence

358.Appeal

359.Magistrate not to try certain offences committed before himself

Part VIII SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS

Chapter XXXV MAINTENANCE OF WIVES AND CHILDREN

SECTION

360-364.(Deleted)

Part VIII SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS

Chapter XXXVI DIRECTIONS OF THE NATURE OF A HABEAS CORPUS

SECTION

365.Power of High Court to make certain orders

366.Form of application

367.Affidavit, by whom signed

368.Copy of warrant

369.Defendant in custody under writ of attachment to be brought before Court

370.Warrant to be prepared

371.Service of warrant

372.Attendance of prisoner in criminal case

373.Duty of officer to whom warrant is addressed

374.Appeal

375.No application to banishment warrant

Part IX SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Chapter XXXVII THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR

SECTION

376.Public Prosecutor

377.Conduct of prosecutions in Court

378.No one to appear for Public Prosecutor

379.Employment of advocate

380.Prosecution by private persons

380A.Sections 377 and 380 to prevail over other laws

381-386.(Deleted)

Part IX SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Chapter XXXVIII BAIL

SECTION

387.When person may be released on bail

388.When person accused of non-bailable offence may be released on bail

389.Amount of bond

390.Bond to be executed

391.Person to be released

392.When warrant of arrest may be issued against person bailed

393.Sureties may apply to have bond discharged

394.Appeal

Part IX SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Chapter XXXIX SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO EVIDENCE

SECTION

395.Procedure where person able to give material evidence is dangerously ill

396.Evidence of persons not called as witness

397.Deposition of medical witness

398.(Deleted)

399.Reports of certain persons

399A.Report of Central Bank on currency note or coin

400.How previous conviction or acquittal may be proved

401.Record of evidence in absence of accused

402.(Deleted)

402A.Alibi

402B.Proof by written statement

402C.Proof by formal admission

Part IX SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Chapter XL PROVISIONS AS TO BONDS

SECTION

403.Deposit instead of bond

404.Procedure on forfeiture of bond

405.Appeal from orders

406.Power to direct levy of amount due on bond

Part IX SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Chapter XLI DISPOSAL OF EXHIBITS AND OF PROPERTY THE SUBJECT OF OFFENCES

SECTION

406A.Court shall consider manner of disposal of exhibits

407.Order for disposal of property regarding which offence committed

407A.Disposal of seized articles

408.Direction instead of order

409.Payment to innocent person of money found on accused

410.Stay of order

411.Destruction of libellous and other matter

412.Restoration of possession of immovable property

413.Procedure by police on seizure of property

414.Procedure where no claim established

415.Procedure where property is perishable or of small value

416.Procedure where owner is absent

Part IX SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Chapter XLII TRANSFER OF CRIMINAL CASES

SECTION

417.High Court's power to transfer cases

418.Application for transfer to be supported by affidavit

418A.Trials by High Court on a certificate by the Public Prosecutor

418B.Cases to which section 418A is applicable

Part IX SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Chapter XLIII IRREGULARITIES IN PROCEEDINGS

SECTION

419.Proceeding in wrong place, etc.

420.Procedure when confession irregularly taken

421.Omission to frame charge

422.Irregularities not to vitiate proceedings

423.Irregularity in distress

Part IX SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Chapter XLIV MISCELLANEOUS

SECTION

424.Affidavits before whom sworn

425.Power of Court to summon and examine persons

426.Order for payment of costs of prosecution and compensation

427.Payment of expenses of prosecutors and witnesses

428.Rules as to rates of payment

429.(Deleted)

430.Reward for unusual exertion

431.Compensation for family of person killed in arresting

432.Provisions as to money payable as costs or compensation

433.Copies of proceedings

434.(Deleted)

435.Power of police to seize property suspected of being stolen

436.Person released on bail to give address for service

437.Power to compel restoration of abducted persons

438.Compensation for giving in charge groundlessly

439.Magistrate not to act where interested

440.Public servants not to bid at sales under this Code

441.When receivers, etc., charged, evidence of other cases allowed

442.When evidence of previous conviction may be given

443.Forms

444.Application of fines

First Schedule : TABULAR STATEMENT OF OFFENCES UNDER THE PENAL CODE

Second Schedule: FORMS

Third Schedule: (Deleted by Act A1132)

Fourth Schedule: PROCEDURE ON BODY SEARCH

An Act relating to criminal procedure.

[Throughout Malaysia-- 10 January 1976, Act A324]

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE Act 593/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE ACT 593,,/1.Short title

 

Part I PRELIMINARY

Chapter I

 

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Criminal Procedure Code, and is referred to in this Act as ""this Code"".

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE Act 593/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE ACT 593/2.Interpretation

 

2. Interpretation

(1) In this Code--

"advocate"

has the meaning assigned by section 3 of the Interpretation Acts 1948 and 1967 [Act 388];

"bailable offence"

means an offence shown as bailable in the First Schedule or which is made bailable by any other law for the time being in force and "non-bailable offence" means any other offence;

"communication"

means a communication received or transmitted by post or a telegraphic, telephonic or other communication received or transmitted by electricity, magnetism or other means;

"communications service provider"

means a person who provides services for the transmission or reception of communications;

"complaint"

means that allegation made orally or in writing to a Magistrate with a view to his taking action under this Code that some person whether known or unknown has committed or is guilty of an offence;

"Court"

means the High Court, a Sessions Court, or a Magistrate's Court of any class, as the context may require;

"diplomatic officer"

means an Ambassador, High Commissioner, Minister, Charge d'Affaires, Deputy High Commissioner, Secretary and Attache of a Diplomatic Mission of Malaysia, including a High Commission within the meaning of the Diplomatic and Consular Officers (Oaths and Fees) Act 1959 [Act 348];

"fine"

includes any fine, pecuniary penalty or forfeiture or compensation adjudged upon any conviction of any crime or offence or for the breach of any law for the time being in force by any Court in Malaysia;

"Government Hospital"

includes the University Hospital, University of Malaya;

"Government Medical Officer"

or "Medical Officer" includes a medical practitioner who has been given by the Director General of Health Malaysia, an authorization in writing under section 34C of the Medical Act 1971 [Act 50] to perform functions specified in that section;

"inquiry"

includes every inquiry conducted under this Code before a Magistrate;

"Inspector of Police"

means Inspector of Police of any class but does not include a Sub-Inspector;

"judicial proceeding"

means any proceeding in the course of which evidence is or may be legally taken;

"local limits of the jurisdiction"

of a Magistrate's Court means the limits of the ordinary administrative district in which the Court house is situated;

"Medical Director"

of a psychiatric hospital includes a Deputy Medical Director;

"non-seizable offence"

means an offence for which and "non-seizable case" means a case in which a police officer may not ordinarily arrest without warrant according to the third column of the First Schedule;

"offence"

means any act or omission made punishable by any law for the time being in force;

"Officer in charge of a Police District"

means any police officer appointed as such and, when any officer so appointed is unable through absence, illness or otherwise to perform his duties, means the police officer designated, under the authority of the Inspector-General to act for him;

"place"

includes a house, building, tent and vessel;

"Police District"

means any area designated as such under the Police Act 1967 [Act 344 ], and, unless and until an area is so designated, means any area constituted or recognized as a Police District at the commencement of this Code;

"postal article"

shall have the meaning given to the expression by the Postal Services Act 1991 [Act 465];

"Registrar"

means the Chief Registrar, Deputy Registrar or any Assistant Registrar of the Federal Court, of the Court of Appeal or of the High Court;

"seizable offence"

means an offence for which and "seizable case" means a case in which a police officer may ordinarily arrest without warrant according to the third column of the FIRST SCHEDULE;

"summons case"

means a case relating to an offence and not being a warrant case;

"warrant case"

means a case relating to an offence punishable with death or with imprisonment for a term exceeding six months;

"youthful offender"

means a person convicted of an offence punishable by fine or imprisonment who is of or above the age of eighteen and below the age of twenty-one.

(2) Words which refer to acts done extend also to illegal omissions.

(3) All words and expressions used herein and defined in the Penal Code [Act 574] or the Police Act 1967, and not herein before defined shall be deemed to have the meanings attributed to them by that Code or that Act, as the case may be.

(4) The shoulder notes of this Code shall not affect the construction thereof.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE Act 593/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE ACT 593,,/3.Trial of offences under Penal Code and other laws

3. Trial of offences under Penal Code and other laws

All offences under the Penal Code shall be inquired into and tried according to the provisions hereinafter contained, and all offences under any other law shall be inquired into and tried according to the same provisions: subject however to any written law for the time being in force regulating the manner or place of inquiring into or trying such offences.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE Act 593/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE ACT 593,,/4.Saving of powers of High Court

4. Saving of powers of High Court

Nothing in this Code shall be construed as derogating from the powers or jurisdiction of the High Court.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE Act 593/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE ACT 593/5.Laws of England, when applicable

5. Laws of England, when applicable

As regards matters of criminal procedure for which no special provision has been made by this Code or by any other law for the time being in force the law relating to criminal procedure for the time being in force in England shall be applied so far as the same shall not conflict or be inconsistent with this Code and can be made auxiliary thereto.

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Part II PROVISIONS AS TO CRIMINAL COURTS

Chapter II CRIMINAL COURTS IN GENERAL

6. Courts

The Courts for the administration of criminal justice in Malaysia shall be those constituted pursuant to the Constitution, or the Courts of Judicature Act 1964 [Act 91], or by the Subordinate Courts Act 1948 [Act 92], or by any other law for the time being in force.

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7. Courts to be open

The place in which any criminal Court is held for the purpose of inquiring into or trying any offence shall be deemed an open and public Court to which the public generally may have access.

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8. Omitted or Deleted Section

(Deleted by Act A908).

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9. Criminal jurisdiction of Magistrates

Subject to the provisions of this Code every Magistrate shall have cognizance of and power and authority to--

(a) hear, try, determine and dispose of in a summary way prosecutions for offences committed wholly or in part within the local jurisdiction of such Magistrate and cognisable by such Magistrate; 

(b)-(c) 

(Deleted by Act A908); 

(d) inquire into complaints of offences and summon and examine witnesses touching such offences and summon and apprehend and issue warrants for the apprehension of criminals and offenders, and deal with them according to law; 

(e) issue warrants to search or to cause to be searched places wherein any stolen goods or any goods, articles or things with which or in respect of which any offence has been committed are alleged to be kept or concealed, and require persons to furnish security for the peace or for their good behaviour according to law; 

(f) hold inquiries of death; and 

(g) do all other matters and things which a Magistrate is empowered to do by any written law. 

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10. Omitted or Deleted Section

(Deleted by Act A1274).

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Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter III AID AND INFORMATION TO MAGISTRATES AND POLICE AND PERSONS MAKING ARREST

11. Public, when to assist Magistrates, Justices of the Peace and police

Every person is bound to assist a Magistrate, Justice of the Peace, police officer or penghulu reasonably demanding his aid--

(a) in the taking or preventing the escape of any other person whom the Magistrate, Justice of the Peace, police officer or penghulu is authorized to arrest; 

(b) in the prevention of a breach of the peace or of any injury attempted to be committed to any railway, tramway, canal, dock, wharf, telegraph and public property; or 

(c) in the suppression of a riot or affray. 

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12. Aid to persons other than police officer executing warrant

When a warrant is directed to a person other than a police officer any other person may aid in the execution of the warrant if the person to whom the warrant is directed is near at hand and acting in the execution of his warrant.

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13. Public to give information of certain matters

(1) Every person aware--

(a) of the commission of or the intention of any other person to commit any offence punishable under the following sections of the Penal Code: 121, 121A121B , 121C, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 130, 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 302, 304, 307, 308, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 372, 372A, 372B, 376, 376B, 377C, 377CA, 377E, 382, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 399, 402, 435, 436, 449, 450, 456, 457, 458, 459, and 460; or 

(b) of any sudden or unnatural death or death by violence or of any death under suspicious circumstances, or of the body of any person being found dead without its being known how that person came by death, 

shall in the absence of reasonable excuse, the burden of proving which shall lie upon the person so aware, immediately give information to the officer in charge of the nearest police station or to a police officer or the nearest penghulu of the commission or intention or of the sudden, unnatural or violent death or of the finding of the dead body, as the case may be.

(2) If any person discovers any dead body and he has reason to believe that the deceased met with his death through an unlawful act or omission he shall not remove or in any way alter the position of the body except so far as is necessary for its safety.

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14. Police officer bound to report certain matters

Every police officer and every penghulu shall forthwith communicate to the nearest Magistrate or police officer not below the rank of Inspector any information which he may have or obtain respecting--

(a) the occurrence of any sudden or unnatural death or of any death under suspicious circumstances; or 

(b) the finding of the dead body of any person without its being known how the person came by his death. 

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Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter IV ARREST, ESCAPE AND RE-TAKING

15. Arrest, how made

(1) In making an arrest the police officer or other person making the same shall actually touch or confine the body of the person to be arrested unless there is a submission to the custody by word or action.

(2) If such person forcibly resists the endeavour to arrest him or attempts to evade the arrest such officer or other person may use all means necessary to effect the arrest.

(3) Nothing in this section gives a right to cause the death of a person who is not accused of an offence punishable with death or with imprisonment for life.

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16. Search of place entered by person sought to be arrested

(1) If any person under a warrant of arrest or any police officer or penghulu having authority to arrest has reason to believe that any person to be arrested has entered into or is within any place the person residing in or in charge of the place shall, on demand of the person so acting or the police officer or penghulu, allow him free ingress to the place and afford all reasonable facilities for a search in it.

(2) If ingress to that place cannot be obtained under subsection (1) it shall be lawful in any case for a person acting under a warrant and in any case in which a warrant may issue but cannot be obtained without affording the person to be arrested an opportunity to escape for a police officer or penghulu to enter the place and search in it, and in order to effect an entrance into the place to break open any outer or inner door or window of any place whether that of the person to be arrested or of any other person if, after notification of his authority and purpose and demand of admittance duly made, he cannot otherwise obtain admittance.

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17. Search of persons in place searched under warrant

Whenever a search for anything is or is about to be lawfully made in any place in respect of any offence all persons found therein may be lawfully detained until the search is completed, and they may, if the thing sought is in its nature capable of being concealed upon the person, be searched for it by or in the presence of a Magistrate or Justice of the Peace or a police officer not below the rank of Inspector.

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18. Power to break open any place for purposes of liberation

Any police officer or other person authorized to make an arrest may break open any place in order to liberate himself or any other person who having lawfully entered for the purpose of making an arrest is detained therein.

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19. No unnecessary restraint and mode of searching women

(1) The person arrested shall not be subjected to more restraint than is necessary to prevent his escape.

(2) Whenever it is necessary to cause a woman to be searched the search shall be made by another woman with strict regard to decency.

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20. Search of persons arrested

Whenever a person is arrested--

(a) by a police officer under a warrant which does not provide for the taking of bail or under a warrant which provides for the taking of bail but the person arrested cannot furnish bail; or 

(b) without warrant or by a private person under a warrant and the person arrested cannot legally be admitted to bail or is unable to furnish bail, 

the police officer making the arrest or, when the arrest is made by a private person, the police officer to whom such private person hands over the person arrested may search such person and place in safe custody all articles other than necessary wearing apparel found upon him, and any of those articles which there is reason to believe were the instruments or the fruits or other evidence of the crime may be detained until his discharge or acquittal.

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20A. Procedure on search of a person

(1) Any search of a person shall comply with the procedure on body search as specified in the Fourth Schedule of this Code.

(2) Notwithstanding any written law, the provisions of the Fourth Schedule shall apply to any search of a person conducted by any officer of any enforcement agency conferred with the power of arrest or search of a person under any law.

(3) The Minister charged with the responsibility for internal security and public order may amend the Fourth Schedule by order published in the Gazette.

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21. Power to seize offensive weapons

The officer or other person making any arrest under this Code may take from the person arrested any offensive weapons which he has about his person and shall deliver all weapons so taken to the Court or officer before which or whom the officer or person making the arrest is required by law to produce the person arrested.

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22. Search of person for name and address

Every person lawfully in custody, who by reason of incapacity from intoxication, illness, mental disorder or infancy is unable to give a reasonable account of himself, may be searched for the purpose of ascertaining his name and place of abode.

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23. When police or penghulu may arrest without warrant

(1) Any police officer or penghulu may without an order from a Magistrate and without a warrant arrest--

(a) any person who has been concerned in any offence committed anywhere in Malaysia which is a seizable offence under any law in force in that part of Malaysia in which it was committed or against whom a reasonable complaint has been made or credible information has been received or a reasonable suspicion exists of his having been so concerned; 

(b) any person having in his possession without lawful excuse, the burden of proving which excuse shall lie on such person, any implement of house-breaking; 

(c) any person who has been proclaimed under section 44; 

(d) any person in whose possession anything is found which may reasonably be suspected to be stolen or fraudulently obtained property and who may reasonably be suspected of having committed an offence with reference to that thing; 

(e) any person who obstructs a police officer while in the execution of his duty or who has escaped or attempts to escape from lawful custody; 

(f) any person reasonably suspected of being a deserter from the Armed Forces of Malaysia; 

(g) any person found taking precautions to conceal his presence under circumstances which afford reason to believe that he is taking such precautions with a view to committing a seizable offence; 

(h) any person who has no ostensible means of subsistence or who cannot give a satisfactory account of himself; 

(i) any person who is by repute a habitual robber, housebreaker or thief or a habitual receiver of stolen property knowing it to be stolen or who by repute habitually commits extortion or in order to commit extortion habitually puts or attempts to put persons in fear of injury; 

(j) any person in the act of committing in his presence a breach of the peace; or 

(k) any person subject to the supervision of the police who fails to comply with the requirements of section 296. 

(2) Nothing in this section shall be held to limit or to modify the operation of any other law empowering a police officer or penghulu to arrest without a warrant.

(3) If any person is arrested without warrant in any component territory of Malaysia (which expression shall in this subsection have the same meaning as in the Warrants and Summonses (Special Provisions) Act 1965 [Act No. 6 of 1965] for an offence alleged to have been committed in any other component territory of Malaysia, the provisions of the Warrants and Summonses (Special Provisions) Act 1965, shall, so far as they may be appropriate and with any necessary modifications, apply for the purposes of the custody, transfer, release on bail and appearance before the appropriate Court in the other component territory of Malaysia of that person as if he had been arrested under a warrant issued by a Magistrate in the last mentioned component territory.

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24. Refusal to give name and residence

(1) When any person in the presence of a police officer or penghulu commits or is accused of committing a non-seizable offence and refuses on the demand of a police officer or penghulu to give his name and residence or gives a name or residence which the officer has reason to believe to be false, he may be arrested by that police officer or penghulu in order that his name or residence may be ascertained, and he shall, within twenty-four hours of the arrest, exclusive of the time necessary for the journey, be taken before the nearest Magistrate unless before that time his true name and residence are ascertained, in which case he shall be immediately released on his executing a bond for his appearance before a Magistrate if so required.

(2) When any person is thus taken before a Magistrate, the Magistrate may either require him to execute a bond, with or without a surety, for his appearance before a Magistrate if so required, or may order him to be detained in custody until he can be tried.

(3) When any person in the presence of a police officer or penghulu commits or is accused of committing a non-seizable offence and on the demand of a police officer or penghulu to give his name and residence gives as his residence a place not within Malaysia, he may be arrested by the police officer or penghulu and shall be taken immediately either before the nearest Magistrate who may require him to execute a bond with or without a surety for his appearance before a Magistrate if so required or may order him to be detained in custody until he can be tried, or before a police officer not below the rank of Inspector who may require him to furnish a bond with or without a surety for his appearance before a Court if required.

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25. How person arrested by penghulu is to be dealt with

A penghulu making an arrest without a warrant shall without unnecessary delay hand over the person so arrested to the nearest police officer or in the absence of a police officer take such person to the nearest police station, and a police officer shall re-arrest every person so arrested.

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26. Pursuit of offenders

For the purpose of arresting any person whom he has power to arrest without a warrant a police officer may pursue any such person into any part of Malaysia.

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27. Arrest by private persons and procedure in such cases

(1) Any private person may arrest any person who, in his view, commits a non-bailable and seizable offence or who has been proclaimed under section 44 and shall without unnecessary delay hand over the person so arrested to the nearest police officer or, in the absence of a police officer, take that person to the nearest police station.

(2) If there is reason to believe that such person comes under the provisions of section 23 a police officer shall rearrest him.

(3) If there is reason to believe that he has committed a non-seizable offence and he refuses on the demand of a police officer to give his name and residence or gives a name or residence which the officer has reason to believe to be false or gives a residence which is not within Malaysia he shall be dealt with under section 24.

(4) If there is no reason to believe that he has committed an offence he shall be at once released.

(5) Any person who commits an offence on or with respect to the property of another may if his name and address are unknown be apprehended by the person injured or by any person who is using the property to which the injury is done, or by the servant of either of those persons or by any person authorized by or acting in aid of either of those persons, and may be detained until he gives his name and address and satisfies such person that the name and address so given are correct or until he can be delivered into the custody of a police officer.

(6) If any person lawfully apprehended under subsection (5) assaults or forcibly resists the person by whom he is so apprehended or any person acting in his aid he shall be liable to a fine of one hundred ringgit.

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28. How person arrested is to be dealt with and detention for more than twenty-four hours

(1) A police officer making an arrest without a warrant shall without unnecessary delay and subject to the provisions herein as to bail or previous release take or send the person arrested before a Magistrate.

(2) No police officer shall detain in custody a person arrested without a warrant for a longer period than under all the circumstances of the case is reasonable.

(3) Such period shall not in the absence or after the expiry of a special order of a Magistrate under section 117 exceed twenty-four hours exclusive of the time necessary for the journey from the place of arrest to the Magistrate.

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28A. Rights of person arrested

(1) A person arrested without a warrant shall be informed as soon as may be of the grounds of his arrest by the police officer making the arrest.

(2) A police officer shall, before commencing any form of questioning or recording of any statement from the person arrested, inform the person that he may--

(a) communicate or attempt to communicate, with a relative or friend to inform of his whereabouts; and 

(b) communicate or attempt to communicate and consult with a legal practitioner of his choice. 

(3) Where the person arrested wishes to communicate or attempt to communicate with the persons referred to in paragraphs (2)(a) and (b), the police officer shall, as soon as may be, allow the arrested person to do so.

(4) Where the person arrested has requested for a legal practitioner to be consulted, the police officer shall allow a reasonable time--

(a) for the legal practitioner to be present to meet the person arrested at his place of detention; and 

(b) for the consultation to take place. 

(5) The consultation under subsection (4) shall be within the sight of a police officer and in circumstances, in so far as practicable, where their communication will not be overheard.

(6) The police officer shall defer any questioning or recording of any statement from the person arrested for a reasonable time until the communication or attempted communication under paragraph 2(b) or the consultation under subsection (4) has been made.

(7) The police officer shall provide reasonable facilities for the communication and consultation under this section and all such facilities provided shall be free of charge.

(8) The requirements under subsections (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7) shall not apply where the police officer reasonably believes that--

(a) compliance with any of the requirements is likely to result in-- 

(i) an accomplice of the person arrested taking steps to avoid apprehension; or 

(ii) the concealment, fabrication or destruction of evidence or the intimidation of a witness; or 

(b) having regard to the safety of other persons the questioning or recording of any statement is so urgent that it should not be delayed. 

(9) subsection (8) shall only apply upon authorization by a police officer not below the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police.

(10) The police officer giving the authorization under subsection (9) shall record the grounds of belief of the police officer that the conditions specified under subsection (8) will arise and such record shall be made as soon as practicable.

(11) The investigating officer shall comply with the requirements under subsections (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7) as soon as possible after the conditions specified under subsection (8) have ceased to apply where the person arrested is still under detention under this section or under section 117.

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29. Release of person arrested

No person who has been arrested by a police officer shall be released except on his own bond or on bail or under the order in writing of a Magistrate or of a police officer not below the rank of Inspector.

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30. Offence committed in Magistrate's presence

When any offence is committed in the presence of a Magistrate or Justice of the Peace within the local limits of his jurisdiction he may himself arrest or authorize any person to arrest the offender, and may thereupon, subject to the provisions herein as to bail, commit the offender to custody.

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31. Arrest by or in presence of Magistrate

Any Magistrate may at any time arrest or authorize the arrest in his presence within the local limits of his jurisdiction of any person for whose arrest he is competent at the time and in the circumstances to issue a warrant.

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32. Power on escape to pursue and re-take

If a person in lawful custody escapes or is rescued the person from whose custody he escaped or was rescued may immediately pursue and arrest him in any place, either within or without the jurisdiction where he was so in custody, and deal with that person as he might have done on the original taking.

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33. Sections 16 and 18 to apply to arrests under section 32

Sections 16 and 18 shall apply to arrests under section 32 although the person making the arrest is not acting under a warrant and is not a police officer having authority to arrest.

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Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter V PROCESS TO COMPEL APPEARANCE

Summons

34. Form of summons and service

(1) Every summons to appear issued by a Court under this Code shall be in writing and signed as provided by the Courts of Judicature Act 1964, or the Subordinate Courts Act 1948, and shall bear the seal of the Court.

(2) Such summons shall ordinarily be served by a police officer but the Court issuing the summons may if it sees fit direct it to be served by any other person.

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35. Summons how served

(1) The summons shall if practicable be served personally on the person summoned by showing him the original summons and by tendering or delivering to him a copy thereof under the seal of the Court.

(2) Every person on whom a summons is so served shall if so required by the serving officer sign a receipt for the copy thereof on the back of the original summons.

(3) In the case of a corporation the summons may be served on the secretary or other like officer of the corporation.

(4) Where the person to be summoned cannot by the exercise of due diligence be found the summons may be served by leaving a copy thereof for him with some adult member of his family or with his servant residing with him.

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36. Procedure when personal service cannot be effected

When the person to be summoned cannot by the exercise of due diligence be found and service cannot be effected as directed by subsection 35(4) the serving officer shall affix a copy of the summons to some conspicuous part of the house or other place in which the person summoned ordinarily resides, and in such case the summons, if the Court so directs either before or after such affixing, shall be deemed to have been duly served.

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37. Proof of service

When a summons issued by a Court is served an affidavit of such service purporting to be made before an officer duly authorized to administer an oath shall be admissible in evidence.

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37A. Omitted or Deleted Section

(Deleted by Act 6 of 1965).

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Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter V - PROCESSES TO COMPEL APPEARANCE

Warrant Of Arrest

38. Form of warrant of arrest

(1) Every warrant of arrest issued by a Court under this Code shall be in writing and signed as provided by the Courts of Judicature Act 1964, or the Subordinate Courts Act 1948, and shall bear the seal of the Court.

(2) Every such warrant shall remain in force until it is cancelled by the Court which issued it or until it is executed.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE Act 593/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE ACT 593,,/39.Court may direct by indorsement on warrant security to be taken

39. Court may direct by indorsement on warrant security to be taken

(1) Any Court issuing a warrant for the arrest of any person may, in its discretion, direct by indorsement or footnote on the warrant that if that person execute a bond with sufficient sureties for his attendance before the Court at a specified time and thereafter until otherwise directed by the Court, the officer to whom the warrant is directed shall take such security and shall release that person from custody.

(2) The indorsement or footnote shall state--

 (a) the number of sureties; 

(b) the amount in which they and the person for whose arrest the warrant is issued are to be respectively bound; and 

(c) the time at which he is to attend before the Court. 

(3) Whenever security is taken under this section the officer to whom the warrant is directed shall forward the bond to the Court.

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40. Warrants, to whom directed

(1) A warrant of arrest shall ordinarily be directed to the Inspector-General of Police and all other police officers of Malaysia, and any police officer may execute the warrant in any part of Malaysia.

(2) The Court issuing a warrant may direct it to any person or persons by name not being police officers and all or any one or more of such persons may execute the same.

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41. Notification of substance of warrant

The police officer or other person executing a warrant of arrest shall notify the substance thereof to the person arrested and if so required shall show him the warrant or a copy thereof under the seal of the Court issuing the warrant.

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42. Person arrested to be brought before Court without delay

The police officer or other person executing a warrant of arrest shall, subject to the provisions of section 39 as to security, ?without unnecessary delay bring the person arrested before the Court before which he is required by law to produce that person.

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43. Procedure on arrest of person against whom warrant is issued

(1) When a warrant of arrest is executed outside the local limits of the jurisdiction of the Court by which it was issued the person arrested shall, unless security is taken under section 39, be brought before the nearest Magistrate.

(2) The Magistrate shall, if the person arrested appears to be the person intended by the Court which issued the warrant, direct his removal in custody to the Court named in the warrant:

Provided that, if the offence is bailable and the person arrested is ready and willing to give bail to the satisfaction of the Court before which he is brought or a direction has been indorsed under section 39 on the warrant and that person is ready and willing to give the security required by the direction, such last mentioned Court shall take the bail or security, as the case may be, and forward the bond to the Court named in the warrant.

(3) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent a police officer from taking security under section 39.

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Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter V - PROCESSES TO COMPEL APPEARANCE

Proclamation and Attachment

44. Proclamation for person absconding

(1) If any Court has reason to believe, whether after taking evidence or not, that any person against whom a warrant has been issued by it has absconded or is concealing himself so that the warrant cannot be executed the Court may publish a written proclamation requiring him to appear at a specified place and at a  specified time not less than thirty days from the date of publishing the proclamation.

(2) The proclamation shall be published as follows:

 (a) it shall be publicly read in some conspicuous place of the town, village or kampong in or near which that person ordinarily resides; 

(b) it shall be affixed to some conspicuous part of the house or other place in which that person ordinarily resides or in some conspicuous place of the town, village or kampong; and 

(c) a copy thereof shall be affixed to some conspicuous part of the Court-house. 

(3) A statement in writing by the Court issuing the proclamation to the effect that the proclamation was duly published on a specified day shall be conclusive evidence that the requirements of this section have been complied with and that the proclamation was published on that day.

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45. Attachment of property of person proclaimed

(1) The Court issuing a proclamation under section 44 may at any time order the attachment of any property movable or immovable or both belonging to the proclaimed person.

(2) The order shall authorize the attachment of any property belonging to the person within the local jurisdiction of the Court by which it is made, and it shall authorize the attachment of any property belonging to that person without such jurisdiction when indorsed by a Magistrate within whose jurisdiction the property is situate.

(3) If the property ordered to be attached consists of debts or other movable property the attachment shall be made--

 (a) by seizure; 

(b) by the appointment of a receiver; 

(c) by an order in writing prohibiting the delivery of the property to the proclaimed person or to any one on his behalf; or 

(d) by all or any two of such methods as the Court thinks fit.   

(4) If the property ordered to be attached be immovable the attachment under this section shall be made through the Land Administrator of the district in which the land is situate; and upon the receipt of an order of attachment the said Land Administrator shall execute the same--

 (a) by taking possession; 

(b) by the appointment of a receiver; 

(c) by an order in writing prohibiting the payment of rent or delivery of property to the proclaimed person or to any one on his behalf; or 

(d) by all or any two of such methods as he thinks fit. 

(5) No such attachment of any land held under a title required by law to be registered shall take effect until the order of attachment is duly registered under the law for the registration of dealings with the land for the time being in force.

(6) The powers, duties and liabilities of a receiver appointed under this section shall be the same as those of a receiver appointed under rules of court in force for the time being.

(7) If the proclaimed person does not appear within the time specified in the proclamation the property shall be at the disposal of the Government, but it shall not be sold until the expiration of six months from the date of the attachment unless it is subject to speedy and natural decay, or the Court considers that the sale would be for the benefit of the owner, in either of which cases the Court may cause it to be sold whenever it thinks fit.

(8) Any person other than the person proclaimed may appear before the Court which made the order of attachment and claim, stating his title thereto, the property or any part thereof attached or ordered to be attached:

Provided that such claim is made within three months from the order of attachment.

(9) The Court shall record the claim so made and shall cause a copy thereof to be served upon the Public Prosecutor together with a notice requiring him to attend before the Court on a day and at a time to be stated therein to show cause why the property, if attached, should not be released, or why the order of attachment should not be cancelled so far as it relates to the property so claimed.

(10) At the hearing the Court shall proceed to inquire into the truth and justice of the claim so made and to take such evidence as may be necessary.

(11) Such inquiry shall be made, as nearly as may be practicable, in the manner hereinafter prescribed for conducting trials in summary cases before Magistrates.

(12) The Court shall, if satisfied of the truth and justice of the claim, direct such property to be released or such order to be cancelled, or if satisfied as aforesaid as to part only of the claim shall direct such part to be released or so much of the order as relates thereto to be cancelled.

(13) The Court may in its discretion award to the claimant costs and such advocates' fees as it thinks proper which shall be paid out of the Consolidated Fund.

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46. Restoration of attached property

If within two years from the date of the attachment any person whose property is or has been at the disposal of the Government under section 45 appears voluntarily or is apprehended and brought before the Court by whose order the property was attached and proves to the satisfaction of the Court that he did not abscond or conceal himself for the purpose of avoiding execution of the warrant, and that he had not such notice of the proclamation as to enable him to attend within the time specified therein, the property or, if the same has been sold, the nett proceeds of the sale or, if part only thereof has been sold, the nett proceeds of the sale and the residue of the property shall, after satisfying thereout all costs incurred in consequence of the attachment, be delivered to him.

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Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter V - PROCESSES TO COMPEL APPEARANCE

Other Rules Regarding Summonses to Appear and Warrants of Arrest

47. Issue of warrant in lieu of or in addition to summons

A criminal Court may in any case in which it is empowered to issue a summons for the appearance of any person other than a juror or assessor issue, after recording its reasons in writing, a warrant for his arrest--

(a) if either before the issue of summons or after the issue of the same but before the time fixed for his appearance the Court sees reason to believe that he has absconded or will not obey the summons; or 

(b) if at such time he fails to appear and the summons is proved to have been duly served in time to admit of his appearing in accordance therewith and no reasonable excuse is offered for such failure. 

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48. Summonses to appear and warrants of arrest may be executed in any part of Malaysia

(1) All summonses to appear and warrants of arrest issued by a Magistrate's Court may be served or executed as the case may be in any part of Malaysia:

Provided that no such summons shall be served outside the local limits of the jurisdiction of the Court issuing the same unless the same shall be indorsed by the Court with the words "For service out of the jurisdiction".

(2) No such summons shall be indorsed by a Court issuing the same with the words "For service out of the jurisdiction" unless the Court is satisfied that there are special grounds for allowing such service, which grounds shall be recorded before the summons is so indorsed.

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49. Power to take bond for appearance

When any person for whose appearance or arrest any Court is empowered to issue a summons or warrant is present in the Court it may require that person to execute a bond with or without sureties for his appearance in the Court.

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50. Arrest on breach of bond for appearance

When any person who is bound by any bond taken under this Code to appear before a Court does not so appear the Court may issue a warrant directing that such person be arrested and produced before it.

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Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter VI PROCESSES TO COMPEL THE PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MOVABLE PROPERTY AND FOR THE DISCOVERY OF PERSONS WRONGFULLY CONFINED

51. Summons to produce document or other things

(1) Whenever any Court or police officer making a police investigation considers that the production of any property or document is necessary or desirable for the purposes of any investigation, inquiry, trial or other proceeding under this Code by or before that Court or officer, such Court may issue a summons or such officer a written order to the person in whose possession or power such property or document is believed to be requiring him to attend and produce it or to produce it at the time and place stated in the summons or order.

(2) Any person required under this section merely to produce any property or document shall be deemed to have complied with the requisition if he causes the property or document to be produced instead of attending personally to produce the same.

(3) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to affect the provisions of any law relating to evidence for the time being in force or to apply to any postal article, telegram or other document in the custody of the postal or telegraph authorities.

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51A. Delivery of certain documents

(1) The prosecution shall before the commencement of the trial deliver to the accused the following documents:

(a) a copy of the information made under section 107 relating to the commission of the offence to which the accused is charged, if any; 

(b) a copy of any document which would be tendered as part of the evidence for the prosecution; and 

(c) a written statement of facts favourable to the defence of the accused signed under the hand of the Public Prosecutor or any person conducting the prosecution. 

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), the prosecution may not supply any fact favourable to the accused if its supply would be contrary to public interest.

(3) A document shall not be inadmissible in evidence merely because of non-compliance with subsection (1).

(4) The Court may exclude any document delivered after the commencement of the trial if it is shown that such delivery was so done deliberately and in bad faith.

(5) Where a document is delivered to the accused after the commencement of the trial, the Court shall allow the accused--

(a) a reasonable time to examine the document; and 

(b) to recall or re-summon and examine any witness in relation to the document. 

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52. Procedure as to postal articles, etc.

(1) In any such postal article, telegram or other document is in the opinion of a Judge or a Sessions Court Judge wanted for the purpose of any investigation, inquiry, trial or other proceeding under this Code, the Judge or Sessions Court Judge may require the postal or telegraph authorities to deliver that postal article, telegram or other document to such person as he may direct.

(2) If any such postal article, telegram or other document is in the opinion of the Public Prosecutor wanted for any such purpose he may require the postal or telegraph authorities to cause search to be made for and to detain that document pending the orders of a Judge or a Sessions Court Judge.

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53.  Sections 34 to 37 to apply

Sections 34, 35, 36 and 37 shall apply in relation to summonses under this Chapter.

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Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter VI PROCESSES TO COMPEL THE PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MOVABLE PROPERTY AND FOR THE DISCOVERY OF PERSONS WRONGFULLY CONFINED

54. When search warrant may be issued

(1) Where--

(a) any Court has reason to believe that a person to whom a summons under section 51 or a requisition under subsection 52(1) has been or might have been addressed will not or would not produce the property or document as required by the requisition; 

(b) that property or document is not known to the Court to be in the possession of any person; or 

(c) the Court considers that the purposes of justice or of any inquiry, trial or other proceeding under this Code will be served by a general search or inspection, 

the Court may issue a search warrant and the person to whom that warrant is directed may search and inspect in accordance with the warrant and the provisions herein contained.

(2) Nothing herein contained shall authorize any Court other than the High Court to grant a warrant to search for a postal article, telegram or other document in the custody of the postal or telegraph authorities.

(3) A search warrant shall ordinarily be directed to the Chief Police Officer of the State in which it is issued and to some other officers to be designated by name therein, and all or any of those police officers may execute the warrant.

(4) The Court issuing a search warrant may direct it to any person or persons by name, not being police officers, and all or any one or more of those persons may execute the warrant.

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55. Power to restrict search warrant

The Court may if it thinks fit specify in the warrant the particular place or part of it to which only the search or inspection shall extend, and the person charged with the execution of the warrant shall then search or inspect only the place or part so specified.

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56. Magistrate may issue warrant authorizing search for evidence of offence

If a Magistrate, upon information and after such inquiry as he thinks necessary, has reason to believe that anything upon, by or in respect of which an offence has been committed, or any evidence or thing which is necessary to the conduct of an investigation into any offence, may be found in any place, he may, by warrant, authorize the person to whom it is directed to enter, with such assistance, as may be required, and search the place for any such evidence or thing, and, if anything searched for is found, to seize it and bring it before the Magistrate issuing the warrant, or some other Magistrate, to be dealt with in accordance with law.

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57. Form of search warrant

(1) Every search warrant issued by a Court under this Code shall be in writing and signed as provided by the Courts of Judicature Act 1964, or the Subordinate Courts Act 1948, and shall bear the seal of the Court.

(2) Every such warrant shall remain in force for a reasonable number of days to be specified in the warrant.

(3) Search warrants issued under this Code may be executed in any part of Malaysia.

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58. Search for persons wrongfully confined

(1) If any Magistrate has reason to believe that any person is confined under such circumstances that the confinement amounts to an offence he may issue a search warrant.

(2) The person to whom the warrant is directed may search for the person confined.

(3) The search shall be made in accordance with the warrant and the person, if found, shall be immediately taken before a Magistrate who shall make such order as in the circumstances of the case seems proper.

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59. Persons in charge of closed places to allow search

(1) Whenever any place liable to search or inspection under this Chapter is closed any person residing in or being in charge of that place shall on demand of the officer or other person executing the warrant and on production of the warrant allow him free ingress to it and afford all reasonable facilities for a search in it.

(2) If ingress to such place cannot be so obtained the officer or other person executing the warrant may proceed in the manner provided by subsection 16(2).

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60. Magistrate issuing search warrant may attend at its execution

The Magistrate by whom a search warrant is issued may attend personally for the purpose of seeing that the warrant is duly executed.

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61. Magistrate may direct search in his presence

Any Magistrate may orally direct a search to be made in his presence of any place for the search of which he is competent to issue a search warrant.

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62. Search without warrant

(1) If information is given to any police officer, not below ?the rank of Inspector that there is reasonable cause for suspecting that any stolen property is concealed or lodged in any ?place and he has good grounds for believing that by reason of the delay in obtaining a search warrant the property is likely to ?be removed, that officer by virtue of his office may search in the place specified for specific property alleged to have been stolen.

(2) A list of the property alleged to have been stolen shall be delivered or taken down in writing with a declaration stating that ??such property has been stolen and that the informant has good grounds for believing that the property is deposited in that place.

(3) The person from whom the property was stolen or his representative shall accompany the officer in the search.

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62A. Forfeiture of counterfeit coin

(1) Any police officer not below the rank of Inspector, upon being satisfied that any person has in his possession any counterfeit coin or counterfeit current coin or any die, instrument or material for the purpose of counterfeiting any coin or current coin, may without warrant and with or without assistance enter and search any place where any such coin or any such die, instrument or material is kept and seize all the coin, die, instrument or material.

(2) Anything seized under the provisions of subsection (1) shall, by order of the Court before which any person is tried relating to its possession, or where there is no trial by order of a Magistrate, be forfeited and shall be destroyed or otherwise disposed of in such manner as the Minister may direct.

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62B. Forfeiture of counterfeit currency

(1) Any police officer not below the rank of Inspector, upon being satisfied that any person has in his possession any forged or counterfeit currency note or bank note or any machinery, instrument or material used or intended to be used for the forging or counterfeiting of any currency note or bank note, may without warrant and with or without assistance enter and search any place where any such currency note or bank note or any such machinery, instrument or material is kept and seize all the notes, machinery, instrument or material.

(2) Anything seized under the provisions of subsection (1) shall, by order of the Court before which any person is tried relating to its ossession, or where there is no trial, by order of a Magistrate, be forfeited and shall be destroyed or otherwise disposed of in such manner as the Minister may direct.

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63. Summary search

(1) Any police officer may under the circumstances mentioned in this section, be authorized in writing by the Chief Police Officer to enter, and if so authorized, may enter any place in search of stolen property and search and seize and secure any property which he believes to have been stolen in the same manner as he would be authorized to do if he had a search warrant and the property seized, if any, corresponded to the property described in the search warrant.

(2) In every case in which property is seized in pursuance of this section the person in whose place it was at the time of seizure or the person from whom it was taken, if other than the person in whose place it was, shall unless previously charged with receiving the same knowing it to have been stolen be summoned before a Magistrate to account for his possession of the property, and the Magistrate shall make such order respecting the disposal of the property and may award such costs as the justice of the case may require.

(3) The Chief Police Officer may give such authority as aforesaid in the following cases or either of them--

 (a) when the place to be searched is or within the preceding twelve months has been in the occupation of or used by any person who has been convicted of receiving stolen property or of harbouring thieves; or 

(b) when the place to be searched is in the occupation of or used by any person who has been convicted of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty and punishable by imprisonment. 

(4) It shall not be necessary for the Chief Police Officer on giving such authority to specify any particular property but he may give the authority if he has reason to believe generally that the place is being used for the reception of stolen goods.

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64. List of all things seized to be made and signed

A list of all things seized in the course of a search made under this Chapter and of the places in which they are respectively found shall be prepared by the officer or other person making the search and signed by him.

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65. Occupant to be present at search

The occupant of the place searched, or some person in his behalf, shall in every instance be permitted to attend during the search, and a copy of the list prepared and signed under this section shall be delivered to that occupant or person at his request. 

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Part IV PREVENTION OF OFFENCES

Chapter VII SECURITY FOR KEEPING THE PEACE AND FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR

66. Security for keeping the peace on conviction

(1) Whenever any person is convicted--

(a) of any offence which involves a breach of the peace or of abetting the same; or 

(b) of committing criminal intimidation or criminal trespass or of being a member of an unlawful assembly, and the Court before which the person is convicted is of opinion that it is necessary to require that person to execute a bond for keeping the peace, the Court may, at the time of passing sentence on that person or in lieu of any sentence, order him to execute a bond for a sum proportionate to his means with or without sureties for keeping the peace during such period in each instance as it thinks fit to fix, not exceeding six months if the order is by a Magistrate's Court or two years if the order is by the High Court. 

(2) If the conviction is set aside on appeal or otherwise the bond so executed shall be void.

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66A. Security for keeping the peace by complainant

(1) If during or after the trial of a case the Court is of opinion that the conduct of a complainant is or has been such that it is necessary to call upon him to show cause why he should not enter into a bond to keep the peace for such period not exceeding six months as the Court thinks fit to fix, the Court may summarily call upon him to do so.

(2) The evidence upon which the Court decides to call on a person to show cause under this section shall be read to the person so called on, but it shall not be necessary to recall any witness unless the person called upon desires to cross-examine the witness.

(3) The case to show cause under this section may if the Court sees fit proceed either as part of the case out of which it has arise or as a separate proceeding.

(4) If, when so called upon, the complainant fails to show cause, the Court may order him to execute a bond to keep the peace for such period not exceeding six months as the Court thinks fit

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67. Security for keeping the peace in other cases

Whenever it appears to a Magistrate that any person residing or being within the local limits of his jurisdiction is likely to commit a breach of the peace or to do any wrongful act that may probably occasion a breach of the peace within or beyond such limits, the Magistrate may, in the manner hereinafter provided require that person to show cause why he should not be ordered to execute a bond with or without sureties for keeping the peace for such period not exceeding six months as the Magistrate thinks fit to fix.

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68. Security for good behaviour from suspected persons, vagrants and persons disseminating seditious matter

(1) Whenever it appears to a Magistrate that--

(a) any person is taking precautions to conceal his presence within the local limits of his jurisdiction and that there is reason to believe that person is taking those precautions with a view to committing an offence; 

(b) there is within such limits any person who has no ostensible means of subsistence or who cannot give a satisfactory account of himself; or 

(c) there is within such limits any person who within or without such limits either orally or in writing disseminates or attempts to disseminate or in any way abets the dissemination of-- 

(i) any seditious matter, that it is to say any matter the publication of which is punishable under the Sedition Act 1948 [Act 15]; or 

(ii) any matter concerning a Judge or Magistrate which amounts to criminal intimidation or defamation under the Penal Code, the Magistrate may, in the manner hereinafter provided, require that person to show cause why he should not be ordered to execute a bond with sureties for his good behaviour for such period not exceeding six months as the Magistrate thinks fit to fix.  

(2) No proceedings shall be taken under paragraph (c) against the editor, proprietor, printer or publisher of any book or newspaper registered under the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 [ Act 301], or under the Deposit of Library Material Act 1986 [Act 331], except by the order or under the authority of the Public Prosecutor.

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69. Security for good behaviour from habitual offenders

Whenever it appears to a Magistrate that any person within the local limits of the jurisdiction of that Magistrate--

(a) is a habitual robber, housebreaker or thief or a habitual receiver of stolen property knowing the same to have been stolen; 

(b) habitually commits extortion or in order to the committing of extortion habitually puts or attempts to put persons in fear of injury; 

(c) is a habitual protector or harbourer of thieves; 

(d) is a habitual aider in the concealment or disposal of stolen property; 

(e) is a notorious bad liver or is a dangerous character; or 

(f) habitually consorts with robbers, housebreakers, thieves, prostitutes or persons who have no visible means of subsistence, 

the Magistrate may, in the manner hereinafter provided, require that person to show cause why he should not be ordered to execute a bond with or without sureties for his good behaviour for such period not exceeding six months as the Magistrate thinks fit to fix.

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70. Summons or warrant if required

(1) When a Magistrate acting under section67, 68, or 69 deems it necessary to require any person to show cause under the section he shall, if that person has not been arrested without warrant and brought before the Court for the purpose of the inquiry hereinafter mentioned, issue a summons requiring him to appear and show cause or when that person is in custody but not present in Court a warrant directing the officer in whose custody he is to produce him before the Court.

(2) Whenever it appears to the Magistrate upon the report of a police officer or upon other information, the substance of which report or information shall be recorded by the Magistrate, that there is reason to fear the commission of a breach of the peace and that such breach of the peace cannot be prevented otherwise than by the immediate arrest of that person the Magistrate may at any time issue a warrant for his arrest.

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71. Form of summons or warrant

Every summons or warrant issued under section 70 shall contain a brief statement of the substance of the information on which the summons or warrant was issued, and shall state the amount of the bond to be executed, the term for which it is to be in force and the number, character and class of sureties, if any, required.

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72. Power to dispense with personal attendance

The Magistrate may, if he sees sufficient cause, dispense with the personal attendance of any person called upon to show cause why he should not be ordered to execute a bond for keeping the peace, and may permit him to appear by advocate.

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73. Inquiry to be held

(1) When any person appears or is brought before a Magistrate in compliance with a summons or in execution of a warrant issued under section 70 the Magistrate shall proceed to inquire into the truth of the information on which he has acted and to take such further evidence as may be necessary.

(2) When any person has been arrested without warrant and brought before a Magistrate for the purpose of being bound over either to keep the peace or to be of good behaviour the Magistrate shall instead of requiring him to show cause explain to that person the purport and object of the inquiry and shall take such evidence as may be produced on either part.

(3) An inquiry under this section shall be made as nearly as may be practicable in the manner hereinafter prescribed for conducting summary trials before Magistrates except that no charge need be framed.

(4) For the purpose of this section the fact that a person is a habitual offender may be proved by evidence of general repute or otherwise.

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74. Order to give security

If upon such inquiry it is proved that it is necessary for keeping the peace or maintaining good behaviour as the case may be that the person in respect of whom the inquiry is made should execute a bond with or without sureties the Magistrate shall make an order accordingly;

Provided that--

(a) no person shall be ordered to give security of a nature different from or for an amount larger than or for a period longer than that specified in the summons or warrant issued under section70, if any; 

(b) the amount of every bond shall be fixed with due regard to the circumstances of the case and shall not be excessive, but shall be such as to afford the person against whom the order is made a fair chance of complying with it; and 

(c) when the person in respect of whom the inquiry is made is not competent to contract the bond shall be executed only by his sureties. 

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75. Discharge of person informed against

If on an inquiry under section 73 it is not proved that it is necessary for keeping the peace or maintaining good behaviour, as the case may be, that the person in respect of whom the inquiry is made should execute a bond the Magistrate shall make an entry on the record to that effect and if that person is in custody only for the purposes of the inquiry, shall release him or, if he is not in custody, shall discharge him.

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Part IV PREVENTION OF OFFENCES

Chapter VII SECURITY FOR KEEPING THE PEACE AND FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR

Proceedings in All Cases Subsequent to Order to Furnish Security

76. Commencement of period for which security is required

(1) If any person in respect of whom an order requiring security is made under section 66 or 74 is, at the time the order is made, sentenced to or undergoing a sentence of imprisonment, the period for which the security is required shall commence on the expiration of that sentence.

(2) In other cases such period shall commence on the date of the order.

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77. Contents of bond

(1) The bond to be executed by any person shall bind him to keep the peace or to be of good behaviour, as the case may be, and in the latter case the commission or attempt to commit or the abetment of any offence punishable with imprisonment, wherever it may be committed, is a breach of the bond.

(2) Every such bond shall enure throughout the whole of Malaysia.

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78. Power to reject sureties

A Court may in its discretion refuse to accept any particular person or persons offered as surety for good behaviour under this Chapter.

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79. Imprisonment in default of security

(1) If any person ordered to give security under section 66, 66A or 74 does not give the security on or before the date on which the period for which the security is to be given commences he shall be committed to prison, or if he is already in prison be detained in prison, until the expiration of such term as the Court may direct or until within that term he gives the security to the Court which made the order requiring it or to the officer in charge of the prison in which he is detained:

Provided that the term, if any, for which any person is imprisoned for failure to give security shall not exceed the period for which security is ordered to be given.

(2) (Omitted).

(3) (Omitted).

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80. Power to release person imprisoned for failing to give security

When a Court is of opinion that any person imprisoned for failing to give security under this Chapter may be released without hazard to the community or to any other person the Court may order that person to be discharged:

Provided that the Court of a Magistrate shall not exercise this power except in cases where the imprisonment is under its own order.

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81. Magistrate to report in cases in which the security has been ordered by the High Court

Whenever a Magistrate is of opinion that any person imprisoned for failing to give security under this Chapter as ordered by the High Court may be released without the hazard mentioned in section 80, the Magistrate shall make an immediate report of the case for the orders of the High Court, and such Court may if it thinks fit order that person to be discharged.

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82. Discharge of sureties

(1) Any surety for the peaceable conduct or good behaviour of another person may at any time apply to a Magistrate to cancel any bond executed under this Chapter within the local limits of his jurisdiction.

(2) On such application being made the Magistrate shall issue a summons or warrant, as he thinks fit, requiring the person for whom that surety is bound to appear or be brought before him.

(3) When that person appears or is brought before the Magistrate he shall cancel the bond and shall order that person to give for the unexpired portion of the term of the bond fresh security of the same description as the original security.

(4) Every such order shall for the purposes of sections77, 78, 79 and 80 be deemed to be an order made under section66 or 74, as the case may be.

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Part IV PREVENTION OF OFFENCES

Chapter VIII UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLIES

83. Who may order unlawful assembly to disperse

A Magistrate, gazetted police officer, police officer not below the rank of Inspector or officer in charge of a police station may command any unlawful assembly or any assembly of five or more persons likely to cause a disturbance of the public peace to disperse, and it shall thereupon be the duty of the members of the assembly to disperse accordingly.

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84. Forcible dispersal of unlawful assemblies

If any unlawful assembly is commanded to disperse under section 83 or under section 5 of the Public Order (Preservation) Act 1958 [Act 296], and does not disperse, or if, without having been commanded to disperse, it conducts itself in such a manner as to show a determination not to disperse, any police officer, any member of the armed forces or any other person acting in aid of a police officer or member of the armed forces may do all things necessary for dispersing the persons so continuing assembled and for apprehending them or any of them, and, if any person makes resistance, may use such force as is reasonably necessary for overcoming resistance and shall not be liable in any criminal or civil proceedings for having by the use of such force caused harm or death to any person or damage to any property.

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85-87. Omitted or Deleted Section

(Deleted by Act A324).

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88. Protection against prosecution

(1) No prosecution against any Magistrate, police officer or member of the armed forces for any act purporting to be done under this Chapter shall be instituted in any Court except with the sanction in writing of the Public Prosecutor personally or, in Sabah or Sarawak, of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

(2) Where a prosecution is sanctioned as aforesaid for an act purporting to be done under this Chapter, no Magistrate, police officer, member of the armed forces or person acting in aid of a police officer or member of the armed forces shall, if the Court is satisfied that the act was done in good faith or, if it was done by a member of the armed forces, that it was done in obedience to an order which under naval, military or air force law he was bound to obey, be deemed to have thereby committed an offence.

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Part IV PREVENTION OF OFFENCES

Chapter IX PUBLIC NUISANCES

89. Magistrate may make conditional order for removal of nuisance

(1) Whenever a First Class Magistrate considers on receiving a report or other information and on taking such evidence, if any, as he thinks fit that--

(a) any unlawful obstruction or nuisance should be removed from any way, harbour, lake, river or channel which is or may be lawfully used by the public or from any public place; 

(b) any trade or occupation or the keeping of any goods or merchandise by reason of its being injurious to the health or physical comfort of the community should be suppressed or removed or prohibited; 

(c) the construction of any building or the disposal of any substance likely to occasion conflagration or explosion should be prevented or stopped; 

(d) any building or tree is in such a condition that it is likely to fall and thereby cause injury to persons living or carrying on business in the neighbourhood or passing by and that in consequence its removal, repair or support is necessary; or 

(e) any tank, well or excavation adjacent to any such way as aforesaid or to any public place should be fenced in such a manner as to prevent danger arising to the public, 

the Magistrate may make a conditional order requiring the person causing the obstruction or nuisance, or carrying on the trade or occupation, or keeping any such goods or merchandise, or owning, possessing or controlling such building, tree, substance, tank, well or excavation within a time to be fixed in the order to--

(aa) remove the obstruction or nuisance; 

(bb) suppress or remove the trade or occupation; 

(cc) remove the goods or merchandise; 

(dd) prevent or stop the construction of the building; 

(ee) remove, repair or support the building; 

(ff) lop or fell the tree; 

(gg) alter the disposal of the substance; 

(hh) fence the tank, well or excavation, 

or appear before the Magistrate at a time and place to be fixed by the order and move to have the order set aside or modified in the manner hereinafter provided.

(2) No order duly made by a Magistrate under this section shall be called in question in any Court except by way of appeal.

(3) For the purposes of this section a "public place" includes also property belonging to the Government of a State or of Malaysia and grounds left unoccupied for sanitary or recreative purposes.

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90. Order to be served or notified

(1) The order and any other notice or order given or made under this Chapter shall, if practicable, be served on the person against whom it is made in the manner in this Code provided for service of a summons.

(2) If the order cannot be so served it shall be notified by proclamation published in the Gazette, and a copy of it shall be posted at such place as may be fittest for conveying the information to that person.

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91. Person against whom order is made to obey or appear and show cause

The person against whom such order is made shall--

(a) perform within the time specified in the order the act directed thereby, or 

(b) appear in accordance with the order and show cause against it. 

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92. Consequence of his failing to do so

If such person does not perform such act or appear and show cause as required by section 91 the order shall be made absolute.

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93. Procedure on appearance to show cause

(1) If such person appears and shows cause against the order the Magistrate shall take evidence in the matter.

(2) If the Magistrate is satisfied that the order is not reasonable and proper no further proceedings shall be taken in the case.

(3) If the Magistrate is not so satisfied the order shall be made absolute.

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94. Procedure on order being made absolute

When an order has been made absolute under section 92 or 93 the Magistrate shall give notice of it to the person against whom the order was made, and shall further require him to perform the act directed by the order within a time to be fixed in the notice and inform him that in case of disobedience he will be liable to the penalty prescribed in section 188 of the Penal Code:

Provided that if such person be a corporation it shall be liable only to the fine prescribed by the said section.

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95. Consequence of disobedience to order

(1) If such order is not performed within the time fixed the Magistrate may cause it to be performed and may recover the costs of performing it either by sale of the buildings, goods or other property removed by his order or by the distress and sale of any other movable property of such person within or without the local limits of the Magistrate's jurisdiction.

(2) If the property is without such limits the order shall authorize its attachment and sale when indorsed by a Magistrate within the local limits of whose jurisdiction the property to be attached is found.

(3) No suit shall lie in respect of anything done in good faith under this section.

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96. Injunction pending final decision

(1) If the Magistrate making an order under section 89 considers that immediate measures should be taken to prevent imminent danger or injury of a serious kind to the public he may issue such an injunction to the person against whom the order was made as is required to obviate or prevent such danger or injury pending the final decision of the case.

(2) In default of such person forthwith obeying such injunction the Magistrate may use, or cause to be used, such means as he thinks fit to obviate such danger or to prevent such injury.

(3) No suit shall lie in respect of anything done in good faith by a Magistrate under this section.

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97. Power to prohibit repetition or continuance of public nuisance

A First Class Magistrate may order any person not to repeat or continue a public nuisance as defined in the Penal Code or any other law in force for the time being.

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Part IV PREVENTION OF OFFENCES

Chapter X TEMPORARY ORDERS IN URGENT CASES OF NUISANCE