Legislation Update

Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2012
The Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2012 has taken effect on 23 June 2012. It amends section 44 of the Income Tax Act 1967.

Malaysia Volunteers Corps Act 2012
The Malaysia Volunteers Corps Act 2012 has taken effect on 22 June 2012. It is an Act to provide for the establishment, duties and powers of the Malaysia Volunteer Corps.

Rukun Tetangga Act 2012
The Rukun Tetangga Act 2012 has taken effect on 22 June 2012. It is an Act to make provisions relating to Rukun Tetangga and Voluntary Patrolling Scheme and for connected matters.

Territorial Sea Act 2012
The Territorial Sea Act 2012 has taken effect on 22 June 2012. It is an Act to provide for the territorial sea of Malaysia and connected matters.

Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2010 (Amendment) Act 2012
The Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2010 (Amendment) Act 2012 has taken effect on 1 June 2012. It amends the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2010.

Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2012
The Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2012 has taken effect on 1 June 2012. It amends sections 51A, 283 and 396 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2010
The Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2010 has taken effect on 1 June 2012. The amendments include new provisions on pre-trial processes and victim or victim's family member impact statement (VIS).

Evidence (Amendment) Act 2012
The Evidence (Amendment) Act 2012 has taken effect on 1 June 2012. New provisions on admissibility of fact in criminal cases, etc. and admissibility of evidence obtained under mutual assistance in criminal matters requests are introduced.