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LAWS OF MALAYSIA
REPRINT
Act 191
ABDUCTION AND CRIMINAL
INTIMIDATION OF WITNESSES
ACT 1947
Incorporating all amendments up to 1 January 2006
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THE COMMISSIONER OF LAW REVISION, MALAYSIA
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE REVISION OF LAWS ACT 1968
IN COLLABORATION WITH
PERCETAKAN NASIONAL MALAYSIA BHD
2006
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ABDUCTION AND CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION
OF WITNESSES ACT 1947
First enacted
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1947 (Ordinance No. 26
of 1947)
Revised
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1977 (Act 191 w.e.f.
1 October 1977)
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ABDUCTION AND CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION
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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Section
1.
Short title and application
2.
Interpretation
3.
Abduction with intent to commit extortion
4.
Abduction impeding the course of justice
5.
Criminal intimidation to impede the course of justice
6.
Abetments and attempts
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LAWS OF MALAYSIA
Act 191
ABDUCTION AND CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION
OF WITNESSES ACT 1947
An Act to provide enhanced punishments for the offences of abduction
and criminal intimidation in certain circumstances.
[10 June 1947]
Short title and application
1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Abduction and Criminal
Intimidation of Witnesses Act 1947.
(2) This Act shall apply to Peninsular Malaysia only.
Interpretation
2. (1) In this Act, unless the subject or context otherwise requires--
"abduction", "abetment", "attempt", "criminal intimidation",
"extortion", "giving false evidence" and "fabricating false evidence"
with their grammatical variations and cognate expressions have
the same meaning as in the Penal Code [Act 574];
"criminal proceeding" includes any criminal trial or inquiry
before a Court or tribunal having criminal jurisdiction, and an
inquest or inquiry into a death, and a police investigation under
the Criminal Procedure Code [Act 593].
(2) For the purposes of this Act, the course of justice is impeded
if any person from whom is required any evidence, testimony,
statement or information in or for the purposes of any criminal
proceeding, ceases to be available to give such evidence, testimony,
statement or information, or withholds such evidence, testimony,
statement or information, or gives or fabricates false evidence.
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Abduction with intent to commit extortion
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Whoever abducts any person--
(a) with the intent that such person shall be held to ransom
or that extortion shall be committed from that person or
any other person; or
(b) knowing it to be likely that such person will be held to
ransom or that extortion will be committed from that
person or any other person,
shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend
to fourteen years and shall also be liable to fine.
Abduction impeding the course of justice
4.  Whoever abducts any person so that the course of justice is
thereby impeded shall be punished with imprisonment for a term
which may extend to fourteen years and shall also be liable to fine.
Criminal intimidation to impede the course of justice
5.
Whoever commits criminal intimidation--
(a) with intent to impede the course of justice; or
(b) so that the course of justice is thereby impeded,
shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to ten
years and shall also be liable to fine.
Abetments and attempts
6.  Notwithstanding anything contained in any written law, whoever
abets or attempts to commit any offence punishable under this Act
shall be liable to be punished with the punishment provided for
that offence.
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LIST OF AMENDMENTS
Amending law
Short title
In force from
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OF WITNESSES ACT 1947
LIST OF SECTIONS AMENDED
Section
Amending authority
In force from
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