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LAWS OF MALAYSIA
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Act 381
REGISTRATION OF GUESTS
ACT 1965
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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REGISTRATION OF GUESTS ACT 1965
First enacted ... ... ... ... ... ...
1965 (Act No. 73 of
1965)
Revised
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1989 (Act 381 w.e.f.
21 September 1989)
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LAWS OF MALAYSIA
Act 381
REGISTRATION OF GUESTS ACT 1965
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Section
1.
Short title and application
2.
Interpretation
3.
Obligations of keepers of, and residents in, specified premises
4.
Offences
5.
Rules
6.
Repeal
FIRST SCHEDULE
SECOND SCHEDULE
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LAWS OF MALAYSIA
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REGISTRATION OF GUESTS ACT 1965
An Act to make provision regarding the obligation of keepers of
residential accommodation in respect of the registration of their
guests, and for matters connected therewith and ancillary thereto.
[1 October 1965]
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 application
1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Registration of Guests Act
1965.
(2) This Act shall apply throughout Malaysia.
Interpretation
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires--
2.
"identity card" means an identity card issued under the National
Registration Act 1959 [Act 78], or other similar document identifying
the holder thereof;
"keeper", in respect of any specified premises, includes the
proprietor and manager thereof and any person for the time being
authorized to permit persons to lodge in those premises;
"lodge" includes, in relation to a room in any specified premises
ordinarily used as sleeping accommodation by persons lodging
thereat, the occupation of any such room by person required to be
registered under paragraph 3(1)(a) (whether by day or by night)
for any period of time;
"passport" includes any similar travel document;
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"registration officer" means a registration officer appointed under
the National Registration Act 1959;
"specified premises" means any premises, whether furnished or
unfurnished, where lodging or sleeping accommodation is provided
for reward.
Obligations of keepers of, and residents in, specified premises
3. (1) It shall be the duty of the keeper of any specified premises--
(a) to keep a register in the form in the First Schedule of all
persons lodging at the premises who are not servants of
the keeper of the premises and who are not under the age
of twelve years;
(b) on the arrival of any such person at the premises, to
ascertain and enter or cause to be entered in the register
kept for that purpose the name, address, occupation, sex
and nationality of that person, and the number, place and
date of issue of his identity card or (if he has no identity
card) of his passport, together with the date and time of
his arrival and the name of the last place from which, and
the means by which, he arrived;
(c) on the departure of any such person from the premises,
to enter or cause to be entered in the register the date and
time of departure and the destination on departure of
such person;
(d) to enter or cause to be entered in the register such other
particulars as may be prescribed; and
(e) to furnish to the nearest registration officer such returns
as to the persons lodging at the premises at such times
or intervals and in such form as may be prescribed.
(2) It shall be the duty of every person required to be registered
under paragraph (1)(a) to furnish the particulars required by this
Act to be entered in the register and to sign the register.
(3) The keeper of any specified premises shall, if so required
at any time by any police officer, make available for inspection
any register kept in relation to those premises under this section,
and every such register shall be open at all reasonable hours for
inspection by a registration officer, or any person authorized for
that purpose by a registration officer.
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(4) Any police officer, registration officer or any such authorized
person as is mentioned in subsection (3) may make extracts from
any register inspected by him under that subsection, and if he has
reason to suspect the genuineness of any particulars entered in the
register or if any entry therein is in his opinion incomplete or
misleading, he shall be entitled to demand such further information
as appears to him to be necessary from the person to whom the
entry relates or any person occupying the room to which the entry
relates.
(5) Every register kept under this section shall be preserved by
the keeper of the premises to which it relates for a period of not
less than two years from the date of the last entry and may thereafter,
at the discretion of the keeper, be destroyed.
(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, the
registration officer may, by notice in writing under his hand, authorize
the keeper of any specified premises mentioned in the notice to
keep a register in a different form (including a loose-leaf register
or card-index or a register which is partly in the form of a bound
register and partly in the form of a loose-leaf register or card-
index) from that provided by this section.
Offences
4. (1) Any keeper of any specified premises who--
(a) fails to enter or cause to be entered in the register any
particulars which he is required by this Act to enter or
cause to be entered therein;
(b) fails to furnish to a registration officer any return which
he is required by this Act to furnish; or
(c) fails to produce any register which is required to be made
available or to be open for inspection under subsection
3(3), or obstructs any police officer, registration officer,
or person authorized by a registration officer when such
officer or person is exercising his functions under this
Act,
shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction shall be liable to
imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or a fine not
exceeding two thousand ringgit, or to both.
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(2) Any person who--
(a) knowingly or recklessly makes, or causes or permits to
be made, in any register or in any return any statement
which is false in a material particular;
(b) without the approval of the registration officer, wilfully
destroys, or mutilates or obliterates anything in, any register;
or
(c) fails to furnish any information in his possession which
is demanded from him under subsection 3(4),
shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction shall be liable to
imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to a fine not
exceeding two thousand ringgit or to both.
(3) Any person required to be registered under paragraph 3(1)(a)
who contravenes subsection 3(2) shall be guilty of an offence and
on conviction shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding
one year or to a fine not exceeding two thousand ringgit or to both.
Rules
5.  The Minister may make rules for carrying into effect the
provisions of this Act and, in particular and without prejudice to
the generality of the foregoing, such rules may--
(a) provide for anything which may be prescribed under this
Act; and
(b) amend the First Schedule.
Repeal
6. (1) The laws specified in the Second Schedule and all subsidiary
legislation made thereunder are hereby repealed.
(2) On the commencement of this Act, every other law relating
to hotels, lodging or boarding houses or other premises of a similar
nature shall cease to have effect and shall be deemed to have been
repealed in so far as such provisions impose obligations on the
keepers of hotels, lodging or boarding houses or other premises
of a similar nature in respect of aliens and in respect of the keeping
of a register of residents.
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FIRST SCHEDULE
[Paragraph 3(1)(a)]
FORM OF REGISTER
PARTICULARS OF IDENTITY
ARRIVAL
CARD/PASSPORT
Profession
Age Country of Nationality
NAME IN FULL
Sex
or
Origin
(In block letter)
Identity
Date  Place
Occupation
Date
Time
By
From
Card/Pass-  of
of
port No.  Issue  Issue
DEPARTURE
Full Adress of Habitual
Length of
Room
Signature
Residence
stay
No.
Date
Time
By
Destination
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SECOND SCHEDULE
[Subsection 6(1)]
LAWS TO BE REPEALED
The Aliens Ordinance of Sarawak (Sarawak Cap. 11).
1.
The Aliens Restriction Enactment of the former Federated Malay States
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(F.M.S. Cap. 116).
The Aliens Restriction Ordinance of the former Straits Settlements (S.S.
3.
Cap. 92).
The Aliens (Suspension of Operation) Ordinance 1960 of Sarawak (Sarawak.
4.
No. 16 of 1960).
The Registration of Aliens Enactment 1939 of the former Federated Malay
5.
States (F.M.S. No. 22 of 1939).
The Registration of Aliens Enactment 1941 of Johore (No. 5 of 1941).
6.
The Registration of Aliens Enactment 1359 of Kedah (No. 16 of 1359).
7.
The Registration of Aliens Enactment 1931 of Kelantan (No. 21 of 1931).
8.
The Registration of Aliens Enactment 1359 of Perlis (No. 4 of 1359).
9.
10. The Registration of Aliens Ordinance of Sabah (Sabah Cap. 122).
11. The Registration of Aliens Ordinance 1940 of the former Straits Settlements
(S.S. No. 67 of 1940).
12. The Registration of Aliens Enactment 1359 of Terengganu (No. 11 of
1359).
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LAWS OF MALAYSIA
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REGISTRATION OF GUESTS ACT 1965
LIST OF AMENDMENTS
Amending law
Short title
In force from
Act 26/1966
Registration of Guests (Amendment
14-04-1966
Act 1966
Act 160
Malaysian Currency (Ringgit)
29-08-1975
Act 1975
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LAWS OF MALAYSIA
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REGISTRATION OF GUESTS ACT 1965
LIST OF SECTIONS AMENDED
Section
Amending authority
In force from
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Act 26/1966
14-04-1966
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Act 26/1966
14-04-1966
Act 160
29-08-1975
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