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Evidence Act 1950

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Citation  Act 56
Territorial extent  Throughout Malaysia
Date enacted  1950 (Ordinance No. 11 of 1950) Revised: 1971 (Act 56 w.e.f. 1 November 1971)
Date effective  [Peninsular Malaysia--23 May 1950, Ord. No. 11 of 1950; Sabah and Sarawak--1 November 1971, P.U.(A) 261/1971]

The Evidence Act 1950 (Malay: Akta Keterangan 1950), is a Malaysian laws which enacted to define the law of evidence.


The Evidence Act 1950, in its current form (1 January 2006), consists of 3 Parts containing 11 chapters, 167 sections and no schedule (including 9 amendments).

  • Part I: Relevancy
  • Chapter I: Preliminary
  • Chapter II: Relevancy of Facts
  • General
  • Admissions and Confessions
  • Statements by Persons who cannot be called as Witnesses
  • Statements made under Special Circumstances
  • How much of a Statement to be proved
  • Judgments of Courts when relevant
  • Opinions of Third Persons when relevant
  • Character when relevant
  • Part II: Proof
  • Chapter III: Facts which need not be proved
  • Chapter IV: Oral Evidence
  • Chapter V: Documentary Evidence
  • Public Documents
  • Presumptions as to Documents
  • Documents Produced by a Computer
  • Chapter VI: Exclusion of Oral by Documentary Evidence
  • Part III: Production and Effect of Evidence
  • Chapter VII: Burden of Proof
  • Chapter VIII: Estoppel
  • Chapter IX: Witnesses
  • Chapter X: Examination of Witnesses
  • Chapter XI: Improper Admission and Rejection of Evidence
  • References

    Evidence Act 1950 Wikipedia

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