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Extra-territorial Offences Act – Act 163 (1976, 2006)

Act 163

An Act to deal with certain offences under written laws committed in any place without and beyond the limits of  Malaysia and on the high seas on board any ship or on any aircraft registered in Malaysia or otherwise as if they were committed in Malaysia.

[1 May 1976, P.U. (B) 244/76]

BE IT ENACTED by the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong with the advice and consent of the Dewan Negara and
Dewan Rakyat in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Short title and commencement

1. This Act may be cited as the Extra-territorial Offences Act 1976. Extra-territorial effect of offences committed outside Malaysia

2. (1) (a) Any act contrary to the provisions of any of the written laws specified in the Schedule, being the provisions relating to the creation of, and the punishment for, offences; or
(b) any offence under any other written law the commission of which is certified by the Attorney General to affect the security of the Federation, shall, if such act is done or such offence is committed, as the case may be,—

(i) on the high seas on board any ship or on any aircraft registered in Malaysia;
(ii) by any citizen or any permanent resident on the high seas on board any ship or on any aircraft;
(iii) by any citizen or any permanent resident in any place without and beyond the limits of Malaysia, be punishable as an offence under the relevant written law as if such act or offence were done or committed in Malaysia.

(2) For the purpose of this Act, “permanent resident” has the meaning assigned by the Courts of Judicature Act 1964 [Act 91].

(3) The Yang di-Pertuan Agong may by order amend, or add to, the Schedule.

[Subsection 2(1)] No. – Short title
Act 88 – Official Secrets Act 1972
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Malaysia-Extra-Territorial Offences Act-1976-2006-eng (text in PDF, English)

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