Malaysian Acts & Laws

Act

Description of Act/Law/Regulation

FC

Federal Constitution (Reprinted 2006)

 

The Constitution of Malaysia

4

Employer Social Security Act 1969

 

An Act to provide social security in certain contingencies and to make provision for certain other matters in relation to it.

55

Subordinate Court Rules Act 1955

 

An Act for regulating and prescribing practice and procedure in proceedings in the Subordinate Courts in Malaysia.

56

Evidence Act 1950

 

An Act to define the law of evidence.

59

City of Kuala Lumpur Act 1971

 

An Act to make provision for changes in title and other matters consequential on the conferment of the status of a City on the Municipality of the Federal Capital of Kuala Lumpur.

71

Weights & Measures Act 1972

 

An Act to establish units of measurement and standards of mass and measure based on the International System of Units, to regulate weights and measures and instruments for weighing and measuring and to make provisions for matters connected therewith and ancillary thereto.

87

Trade Descriptions Act 1972

 

An Act to consolidate and amend the laws relating to merchandise marks with new provisions prohibiting misdescription of goods provided in the course of trade and false or misleading indications as to the price of goods; to confer power to assign the meaning of any expression or indication used in relation to the prices of goods, charges or rates for services, accommodation or facilities and to regulate, control or prohibit the use thereof in the course of trade or business; to prohibit the making of false or misleading statements as to any services, accommodation or facilities provided in the course of a trade or business; to confer power to require information or instructions relating to goods to be marked on or to accompany the goods or to be included in advertisements; and for related purposes.

92

Subordinate Courts Act 1948

 

An Act relating to the inferior courts in Peninsular Malaysia.

93

Arbitration Act 1952

 

Repealed by the arbitration Act 2005 (Act 646)

95

Petroleum Mining Act 1966

 

An Act to make provision with regard to mining for petroleum and for matters connected therewith.

96

Loan Guarantee (Bodies Corporate) Act 1965

 

An Act to authorize the Government to guarantee loans raised by certain bodies corporate and to provide for matters connected therewith.

99

Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act 1958

 

An Act for the reciprocal enforcement of judgments of superior courts.

114

Judicial Proceeding Act 1962

 

An Act to regulate the publication of reports of judicial proceedings in such manner as to prevent injury to public morals.

115

Notaries Public Act 1959

 

An Act relating to notaries public

117

Architect Act 1967 (Amended 2002)

 

An Act to provide for the registration of architects, sole proprietorship, partnerships and
bodies corporate providing architectural consultancy services, and building draughtsmen.

120

Government Contracts Act 1949

 

An Act for the making of contracts on behalf of the Government, and the Governments of the States, and for matters connected therewith.

121

Price Control Act 1946

 

An Act to provide for the control of prices

122

Control of Supplies Act 1961

 

An Act to provide for the control and rationing of supplies.

127

Environmental Quality Act 1974 (Amended 2001)

 

An Act relating to the prevention, abatement, control of pollution and enhancement of the environment, and for purposes connected therewith.

129

Geological Survey Act 1974

 

An Act regulate and control geological surveys, to establish geological archives and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

135

Partnership Act 1961

 

An Act relating to partnership.

136

Contracts Act 1950

 

An Act relating to contracts.

139

Factories & Machinery Act 1967

 

An Act to provide for the control of factories with respect to matters relating to the safety, health and welfare of person therein, the registration and inspection of machinery and for matters connected therewith.

156

Industrial Co-ordination Act 1975

 

An Act to provide for the co-ordination a nd orderly development of manufacturing activities in Malaysia, for the establishment of an Industrial Advisory Council and for other matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

166

Legal Profession Act 1976

 

An Act to consolidate the law relating to the legal profession in Malaysia.

169

Real Property Gains Tax Act 1976

 

An Act to provide for the imposition, assessment and collection of a tax on gains derived from the disposal of real property and matters incidental thereto.

171

Local Government Act 1976

 

An Act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to local government.

172

Town & Country Planning Act 1976

 

An Act for the proper control and regulation of town and country planning in Peninsular Malaysia and for purposes connected therewith or ancillary thereto.

177

Industrial Relations Act 1967

 

An Act to provide for the regulation of the relations between employers and workmen and their trade unions and the prevention and settlement of any differences or disputes arising from their relationship and generally to deal with trade disputes and matters arising therefrom.

190

Federal Capital Act 1960

 

An Act to provide for the local government of the City of Kuala Lumpur and for matters incidental thereto.

197

Registration of Business Act 1956

 

An Act to provide for the registration of businesses.

204

Bills of Exchange Act 1949

 

An Act relating to Bills of Exchange, Cheques and Promissory Notes.

235

Customs Act 1967

 

An Act relating to customs.

256

Debtors Act 1957

 

An Act relating to debtors.

261

Malaysian Standard Time Act 1981

 

An Act to provide for standard time throughout Malaysia.

265

Employment Act 1955

 

An Act relating to employment.

267

Federal Terrority (Planning) Act 1982 (Amended 2006)

 

An Act to make provisions for the control and regulating of proper planning in the Federal Territory, for the levying of development charges, and for purposes connected therewith or ancillary thereto.

273

Workmens Compensation Act 1952

 

An Act to provide for the payment of compensation to workmen for injury suffered in the course of their employment.

275

Government Funding Act 1983

 

An Act to provide for the raising of funds by the Government of Malaysia in accordance with the Syariah principles and to provide for matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.

294

Goods Vehicle Levy Act 1983

 

An Act to provide for the imposition of a levy on all goods vehicles leaving or entering Malaysia and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

306

Federal Roads (Private Management) Act 1984

 

An Act to provide for a person to demand, collect and retain tolls in respect of a Federal road, bridge or ferry, and for matters connected therewith.

318

Strata Titles Act 1985

 

An Act to facilitate the subdivision of building into parcels and the disposition of titles and for purposes connected therewith.

335

Societies Act 1966

 

An Act relating to registration of societies.

350

Children & Young Persons (Employment) Act 1966

 

An Act to regulate the employment of children and young persons.

354

Drainage Works Act 1954

 

An Act relating to drainage works.

358

Delegation of Powers Act 1956

 

An Act relating to the delegation of certain statutory powers and duties and the signing of certain documents.

360

Bankruptcy Act 1967

 

An Act relating to the law of bankruptcy.

367

Malaysian Chamber of Mines Incorporation Act 1914

 

An Act to incorporate the Malaysian Chamber of Mines.

376

Federal Roads Act 1959

 

An Act to provide for the declaration of federal roads, bridges, ferries and other means of communication.

382

Sale of Goods Act 1957

 

An Act relating to the sale of goods

385

Land Conservation Act 1960

 

An Act relating to the conservation of hill land and the protection of soil from erosion and the inroad of silt.

391

Federal Housing Act 1965 (Amended 2006)

 

An Act to enable the Government of Malaysia to carry out housing schemes.

392

Settlement of Investment Disputes Act 1966

 

An Act to give legal sanction to the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes.

396

Assignment of Export Duty (Mineral Ores) Act 1964

 

An Act to provide for the assignment by the Government of Malaysia to the State Governments of a portion of export duty collected by the Government of Malaysia in respect of certain mineral ores, and for matters connected therewith.

412

Loan Guarantee Act 1963

 

An Act to provide for the application of certain provisions of the Loans (International Bank) Act 1958, to a guarantee by Malaysia of a loan by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Limited and for matters connected therewith.

424

Power of Attorney Act 1949

 

An Act relating to powers of attorney.

438

Free Zone Act 1990

 

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

452

Employees Provident Fund Act 1991

 

An Act to amend and re-enact the law relating to provident fund for persons employed in certain occupations and for matters incidental thereto.

462

Asian Development Bank Act 1966

 

An Act to enable effect to be given to an international agreement for the establishment and operation of the Asian Development Bank and to enable Malaysia to become a member thereof and to make provisions for matters connected therewith.

471

Native Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1991

 

An Act to confer on the native courts of the States of Sabah and Sarawak jurisdiction in respect of offences.

474

Land Development Act 1956

 

An Act to provide for the establishment of a Federal development authority and local development boards to promote and carry out projects for land development and settlement, for making funds available therefore, and for purposes connected therewith.

477

Import Duties (Validation) Act 1992

 

An Act to validate the levy and collection of import duties and to indemnify the Government of Malaysia and certain officers thereof with respect to import duties levied and collected throughout Malaysia during the period from 29 March 1990 to 22 August 1991.

486

Land Acquisition Act 1960

 

An Act relating to the acquisition of land, the assessment of compensation to be made on account of such acquisition, and other matters incidental thereto.

525

Mineral Development Act 1994

 

An Act to provide for the inspection and regulation of the exploration and mining of minerals and mineral ores and for other matters connected therewith.

538

Town Planners Act 1995 (Amended 2006)

 

An Act to provide for the registration of Town Planners and for purposes connected therewith.

549

Standards of Malaysia Act 1996

 

An Act to make new provisions in the law relating to standards and for other matters connected therewith.

605

Statutory Bodies (Discipline and Surcharge) Act 2000

 

An Act to provide for matters relating to the discipline of, and the imposition of surcharge on, officers of statutory bodies incorporated by federal law, and for matters connected therewith.

625

National Land Code (Validation) Act 2003

 

An Act to validate acts or things done by the Land Executive Committee of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur under the National Land Code.

637

Loan (Local) Act 1959

 

An Act to authorize the raising of loans within Malaysia to provide sums required for the purposes of the Development Fund.

646

Arbitration Act 2005

 

An Act to reform the law relating to domestic arbitration, provide for international arbitration, the recognition and enforcement of awards and for related matters.

655

Water Services Industry Act 2006

 

An Act to provide for and regulate water supply services and sewerage services and for matters incidental thereto.

663

Building & Common Property (Maintenance & Management) Act 2007

 

An Act to provide for the proper maintenance and management of buildings and common property, and for matters incidental thereto.

A1286

Street Drainage & Building (Amendment) Act 2007

 

An Act to amend the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974.

A1289

Housing Development (Control & Licensing)(Amendment) Act 2007

 

An Act to amend the Housing Development (Control and Licensing)
Act 1966.

A1290

Strata Titles (Amendment) Act 2007

 

An Act to amend the Strata Titles Act 1985

A1299

Companies (Amendment) Act 2007

 

An Act to amend the Companies Act 1965.

A1315

Environmental Quality Amendment Act 2007

 

An Act to amend the Environmental Quality Act 1974.

A1407

Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia Act 2011

 

An Act to amend the Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia Act 1994.

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