LAWS OF MALAYSIA
REPRINT
Act 152
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS
AND DEATHS (SPECIAL
PROVISIONS) ACT 1975
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
2006
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Date of Royal Assent
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10 February 1975
Date of publication in the Gazette ...
20 February 1975
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LAWS OF MALAYSIA
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REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS
(SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT 1975
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Section
1.
Short title
2.
Interpretation
3.
Registrars
4.
Registration of births to and deaths of pilgrims
5.
Persons qualified to give information
6.
Registrar to record particulars
7.
Delivery of records to Registrar General
8.
Entry of records into register
9.
Issue of certificate
10.
Entry as evidence of birth or death
11.
Delegation
12.
Nothing in this Act deemed to exempt requirements under any other
law
13.
Rules
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LAWS OF MALAYSIA
Act 152
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS
(SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT 1975
An Act to provide for the registration of births and deaths among
citizens of Malaysia occurring while on pilgrimage to the Hedjaz.
[1 September 1974]
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
1. This Act may be cited as the Registration of Births and Deaths
(Special Provisions) Act 1975.
Interpretation
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires--
"certificate" means a certificate issued under section 9;
"Minister" means the Minister charged with responsibility for
registration of births and deaths;
"register" means a register kept under section 8;
"Registrar" means a Registrar appointed under section 3;
"Registrar General" means the Registrar General of Births and
Deaths appointed under the Births and Deaths Registration Act
1957 [Act 299]; and
"report book" means the report book referred to in section 6.
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Registrars
3. (1) For the purpose of carrying out the objects of this Act, the
Registrar General may appoint such number of persons as he
deems necessary, whether public officers or not, to be Registrars.
(2) All Registrars appointed under this Act shall be deemed to
b e public servants within the meaning of the Penal Code
[Act 574].
Registration of births to and deaths of pilgrims
4. (1) Information relating to the birth to or death of any person
who is a citizen of Malaysia while on pilgrimage may be given--
(a) to the Registrar, within forty days of the occurrence of
such birth or death; or
(b) to the Registrar General, within six months of the occurrence
of such birth or death.
(2) For the purpose of subsection (1) a person is deemed to be
on pilgrimage from the time he leaves Malaysia on his journey to
the Hedjaz until the time he returns to Malaysia.
Persons qualified to give information
5. (1) The following persons shall be qualified to give information
concerning a birth, that is to say:
(a) father of the child;
(b) mother of the child;
(c) the occupier of the house in which the child was, to the
knowledge of the occupier, born;
(d) any person present at the birth;
(e) any person having charge of the child; and
(f) any other person having personal knowledge of the birth.
(2) The following persons shall be qualified to give information
concerning a death, that is to say:
(a) any person present at the death;
(b) the occupier or any inmate of the house if he knew of
the happening of the death;
(c) any person taking charge of the body;
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(d) the person causing the disposal of the body; and
(e) any other person having personal knowledge of the death.
Registrar to record particulars
6. (1) A Registrar shall record such particulars as may be prescribed
in a report book in the prescribed form concerning any birth or
death given to him by any person qualified to do so.
(2) A Registrar may before recording the birth or death, put
questions to the informant to satisfy himself of the occurrence of
the birth or death, that the informant is qualified to give the
information and that the birth was to or the death was that of a
citizen of Malaysia.
Delivery of records to Registrar General
7. Every Registrar shall at such times and in such manner as may
be specified by the Registrar General deliver to the Registrar
General all completed entries made in the report book kept by him.
Entry of records into register
8. (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3) the Registrar General
shall enter the particulars contained in the report book into a
register.
(2) The Registrar General may before making such entry into
the register make inquiries to satisfy himself that the particulars
contained in the report book are true and accurate and shall not
enter any particulars which he is not satisfied are true or accurate.
(3) The Registrar General may make corrections to any particulars
which he, after the inquiries, considers necessary.
Issue of certificate
9. (1) The Registrar General may on application in the prescribed
form and on payment of the prescribed fee, issue to the applicant
a certificate in the prescribed form containing the particulars recorded
in the register.
(2) The Registrar General may before issuing any certificate
under subsection (1) make inquiries in order to determine that the
certificate will be used only for lawful purposes.
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(3) Every such certificate shall be certified under the hand of
the Registrar General or any person authorised by him in writing.
Entry as evidence of birth or death
10. An entry in the register and a certificate purporting to be
issued under section 9 and purporting to be made under the hand
of the Registrar General or any person authorised by him shall be
received without further or other proof as evidence of such facts
and particulars relating to such birth or death as are prescribed to
be and are recorded in the register.
Delegation
11. The Registrar General may by writing delegate any or all the
powers conferred and duties imposed upon him by this Act to any
officer appointed under the Births and Deaths Registration Act
1957 [Act 299].
Nothing in this Act deemed to exempt requirements under any
other law
12. Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to exempt any person
from the requirements of any other law governing registration of
births and deaths.
Rules
13. (1) The Minister may make rules for carrying out or giving
effect to the provisions of this Act.
(2) Notwithstanding and without prejudice to the generality of
subsection (1), the Minister may make rules in respect of any or
all the following matters:
(a) the form and contents of the registers, certificates, forms
and other documents required and information to be
supplied for the carrying out of the purpose of this Act;
(b) the fees to be imposed under this Act;
(c) the custody of registers, forms, certificates and other
documents connected with the business of registration;
and
(d) the issue of certificates.
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LAWS OF MALAYSIA
Act 152
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS
(SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT 1975
LIST OF AMENDMENTS
Amending law
Short title
In force from
Act A327
Penal Code (Amendment
31-03-1976
and Extension) Act 1976
Act A626
Registration of Births and
13-09-1985
Deaths (Special Provisions)
(Amendment) Act 1985
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LAWS OF MALAYSIA
Act 152
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS
(SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT 1975
LIST OF SECTION AMENDED
Section
Amending authority
In force from
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Act A327
31-03-1976
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Act A626
13-09-1985
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