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Courts (Modes of Commencement of Actions) Act 2017 
The Courts (Modes of Commencement of Actions) Act 2017
came into operation on 15 July 2017. It is an Act to provide for the treatment of modes of commencement in pending civil actions and standardisation of modes of commencement of civil actions, for the consequential revision and reprint of relevant written laws and for related matters.

Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017
The Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 came into operation on 10 July 2017. It is an Act to provide for certain sexual offences against children and their punishment in addition to other sexual offences against children and their punishment in other written laws, and in relation to it to provide for the administration of justice for children and connected matters.

Medical (Amendment) Act 2012
The Medical (Amendment) Act 2012 came into operation on 1 July 2017. It is an Act to amend the Medical Act 1971.

Advocates Ordinance (Sabah) (Amendment) Act 2017
The Advocates Ordinance (Sabah) (Amendment) Act 2017 came into operation on 1 July 2017, except section 23. It is an Act to amend the Advocates Ordinance of Sabah.
 

Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017
The Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017 came into operation on 13 June 2017. It is an Act to provide for the social security for self-employed person and for matters connected therewith.
 

Labuan Business Activity Tax (Amendment) Act 2017
The Labuan Business Activity Tax (Amendment) Act 2017 came into operation on 19 May 2017. It is an Act to amend the Labuan Business Activity Tax Act 1990.

Evidence (Amendment) Act 2017
The Evidence (Amendment) Act 2017 came into operation on 1 March 2017. It is an Act to amend the Evidence Act 1950.

Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2016 
The Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2016 came into operation on 1 March 2017, except sections 17, 18, and 19. It is an Act to amend the Criminal Procedure Code and the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment)(No.2) Act 2012.   

Merchant Shipping Ordinance (Amendment) Act 2016 
The Merchant Shipping Ordinance (Amendment) Act 2016 came into operation on 1 March 2017. It is an Act to amend the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952.