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LAWS OF MALAYSIA

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REPRINT

Act 191

ABDUCTION AND CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION OF WITNESSES ACT 1947

Incorporating all amendments up to 1 January 2006

PUBLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF LAW REVISION, MALAYSIA UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE REVISION OF LAWS ACT 1968 IN COLLABORATION WITH PERCETAKAN NASIONAL MALAYSIA BHD

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An Act to provide enhanced punishments for the offences of abduction

a n d c r i m i n a l i n t i m i d a t i o n i n c e r t a i n c i r c u m s t a n c e s .

 

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“ a b d u c t i o n ” ,

“ a b e t m e n t ” ,

“ a t t e m p t ” ,

“ c r i m i n a l i n t i m i d a t i o n ” ,

“ e x t o rt i o n ” , “ g i v i n g f a ls e e v i d e n c e ” a n d “ f a b ri c a t i n g f a ls e e v i d e n c e ”

w i t h

t h e i r

g r a m m a t i c a l v a r i a t i o n s a n d c o g n a t e e x p r e s s i o n s h a v e

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s t a t e m e n t o r i n f o r m a t i o n , o r w i t h h o l d s s u c h e v i d e n c e , t e s t i m o n y ,

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w i t h t h e i n t e n t t h a t s u c h p e r s o n s h a l l b e h e l d t o r a n s o m

 

o r t h a t e x t o r t i o n s h a l l b e c o m m i t t e d f r o m t h a t p e r s o n

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W h o e v e r a b d u c t s

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t h e r e b y i m p e d e d s h a l l b e p u n i s h e d w i t h i m p r i s o n m e n t f o r a t e r m

w h i c h m a y e x t e n d t o f o u r t e e n y e a r s a n d s h a l l a l s o b e l i a b l e t o f i n e .

C r i m i n a l i n t i m i d a t i o n t o i m p e d e

t h e c o u r s e o f j u s t i c e

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W h o e v e r c o m m i t s c r i m i n a l i n t i m i d a t i o n —

 

( a )

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t o i m p e d e

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s o t h a t t h e c o u r s e o f j u s t i c e i s t h e r e b y i m p e d e d ,

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y e a r s a n d s h a l l a l s o b e l i a b l e t o f i n e .

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