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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Parliament: New criminal laws tabled today

KUALA LUMPUR: A slew of new sweeping criminal laws were tabled in Parliament on Wednesday apart from amendments to the Crime Prevention Act to deal with rising serious crimes.
Among the new laws include gang rape, criminal force against a spouse, the use of unrecognised honorary titles, increased penalties for repeat offenders, interception of communication, vandalism, insulting the national flag, protection of witness identity, rewarding acts of courage against crimes and use of electronic monitoring devices.
The amendments related the Prevention of Crime (Amendments and Extension) Act, Penal Code, Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, Prison Act, Criminal Procedure Code, Evidence Act, Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act, Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, Common Gaming Houses Act, Lotteries Act and Pool Betting Act.    Read more ,,,,,, 

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