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Criminal Justice Act 1953

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Citation  Act 345
Territorial extent  Throughout Malaysia
Date enacted  1953 (F.M Ord. No. 14 of 1953) Revised: 1988 (Act 345 w.e.f. 6 October 1988)
Date effective  Peninsular Malaysia—30 April 1953; Sabah and Sarawak—8 November 1991, P.U. (A) 407/1991; Federal Territory of Labuan—8 November 1991, P.U. (A) 408/1991

The Criminal Justice Act 1953 (Malay: Akta Keadilan Jenayah 1953) is a Malaysian law which enacted relating to penal servitude, methods of imprisonment and whipping; and for purposes connected therewith.


The Criminal Justice Act 1953, in its current form (1 June 2013), consists of 6 sections and no schedule (including 3 amendments), without separate Part.

  • Section 1: Short title and application
  • Section 2: Abolition of penal servitude, rigorous and simple imprisonment
  • Section 3: Life sentences
  • Section 4: Abolition of whipping with cat-o’-nine tails, etc.
  • Section 5: (Omitted)
  • Section 6: (Omitted)
  • References

    Criminal Justice Act 1953 Wikipedia

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