Legislation Update

Industrial Designs (Amendment) Act 2013
The Industrial Designs (Amendment) Act 2013 has taken effect on 1 July 2013. The amendments include the insertion of the definition of “Official Journal”, substitutions of sections 29 and 30 which provides that registered industrial design is personal property, and the introduction of a new section 46A which deals with the publication of an Intellectual Property Official Journal by the Registrar. 

Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia (Amendment) Act 2013
The Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia (Amendment) Act 2013 has taken effect on 1 April 2013. The amendments include the introduction of new sections 11A and 11B which deals with employment of Government employees and the terms and conditions of service including salaries of Government employees that are to be taken into account. 

Food Analysts Act 2011
The Food Analysts Act 2011 has taken effect on 15 March 2014. It is an Act to provide for the establishment of the Malaysian Food Analysts Council, to provide for the registration of persons practicing as food analysts and to regulate the practice of food analysts and for matters connected therewith.

International Transfer of Prisoners Act 2012
The International Transfer of Prisoners Act 2012 has taken effect on 21 February 2013. It is an Act to provide for the transfer of prisoners to and from Malaysia, and for matters connected therewith.

Subordinate Courts (Amendment) Act 2010
The Subordinate Courts (Amendment) Act 2010 has taken effect on 1 March 2013. Amendments include the deletion of words "or Penghulu's Court" wherever they appear, the deletion of the definition of "Penghulu" and the insertion of the definition of "Registrar". New sections 5A and 101A were also introduced which deals with the Registrar and Power of the Sessions Court Judge to hear matters in chambers.

Central Bank of Malaysia (Amendment) Act 2013
The Central Bank of Malaysia (Amendment) Act 2013 has taken effect on 8 February 2013. The amendments include the substitution of the definition of “derivatives”, the insertion of the definition of “financial collateral” and the substitution of section 31 on measures for financial stability.