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  1. Malaysia - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Code of Practice on Prevention and Management of HIV/AIDS at the Workplace.

    Adoption: 2001 | MYS-2001-M-64040

    Provides guidelines to employers and employees on appropriate and effective ways of preventing and managing HIV/AIDS at the workplace. Promotes education and awareness on HIV/AIDS, as well as creation of non-judgemental and non-discriminatory work environment. Applies to all employers and employees at any workplace. Appendix contains guidelines on four-stage risk control programme which employers should develop to prevent transmission of HIV at the workplace.

  2. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Child Act 2001 (Act 611). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001 | MYS-2001-L-65516

    Provides for protection of children in need of protection and rehabilitation; Part VIII deals with trafficking in and abduction of children.

  3. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Human Resources Development Act 2001 (Act No. 612 of 2001). (Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad Act 2001)

    Adoption: 2001 | MYS-2001-L-96033

    An Act to provide for the imposition and collection of a human resources development levy for the purpose of promoting the training and development of employees, apprentices and trainees the establishment and the administration of the Fund by the Corporation and for matters connected therewith.

  4. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Federal Territory of Labuan (Extension and Modification of Employment Act) Order 2000 (P.U. (A) 400). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-11-01 | MYS-2000-R-75403

    Extends the application of the Employment Act to the Federal Territory of Labuan. Repeals the Labour Ordinance [Sabah Cap. 67] and all subsidiary legislation made under the order in its application to the Federal Territory of Labuan. Subsidiary legislation made under the Employment Act that apply to Labuan are listed in the Schedule.

  5. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Federal Territory of Labuan (Extension of Children and Young Persons (Employment) Act) Order 2000 (P.U. (A) 401). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-11-01 | MYS-2000-R-75405

  6. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Federal Territory of Labuan (Modification of Workmen's Compensation Act) (Amendment) Order 2000 (P.U. (A) 402). - Order on-line

    Adoption: 2000-10-12 | Date of entry into force: 2000-11-01 | MYS-2000-R-75406

    Modifies the Schedule to the Federal Territory of Labuan (Modification of Workmen's Compensation Act) Order 1984 [P.U. (A) 273/84] by substituting paragraph (2) with a new paragraph.

  7. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act 2000. - Ministry of Human Resources

    Adoption: 2000 | Date of entry into force: 2000-10-01 | MYS-2000-L-68424

    Amends sections 31, 32, 60A, 60D, 60I, 63, and 69C of Employment Act 1955. Inter alia makes provision for public holidays.

  8. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Port Workers (Regulation of Employment) (Dissolution) Act 2000 (Act 607). - Acts on-line

    Adoption: 2000 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-01 | MYS-2000-L-68425

    Repeals Port Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act 1965, and dissolves Board established under that Act. Regulates transfer of powers, rights, property and funds as well as some related matters.

  9. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulations 2000 (P.U. (A) 131). - Acts and Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2000 | MYS-2000-R-75401

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Identification of Chemicals Hazardous to Health
    Part III - Permissible Exposure Limit
    Part IV - Assessment of Risk to Health
    Part V - Action to Control Exposure
    Part VI - Labelling and Re-labelling
    Part VII - Information, Instruction and Training
    Part VIII - Monitoring of Exposure at the Place of Work
    Part IX - Health Surveillance
    Part X - Medical Removal Protection
    Part XI - Warning Sign
    Part XII - Record Keeping

  10. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Consumer Protection (The Tribunal for Consumer Claims) Regulations 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-10-27 | Date of entry into force: 1999-11-15 | MYS-1999-R-55984

    Regulates the procedure for lodging claims with the Tribunal for Consumer Claims, and determines the fees for the procedure.

  11. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Discipline of Students) Rules 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-09-06 | MYS-1999-R-55993

    Provides for rules on general discipline (attendance to lectures, prohibition of plagiarism, conduct during examinations, drug consumption etc.), hostel discipline, road traffic discipline, and on disciplinary procedures. Section 9 deals with the right to organize assemblies.

  12. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    South Indian Labour Fund (Dissolution) Act 1999 (No. 596).

    Adoption: 1999-08-27 | Date of entry into force: 1999-09-09 | MYS-1999-L-54119

    Repeals the South Indian Labour Fund Act 1958. Civil proceedings by or against the South Indian Labour Fund Board may be continued by or against the Government.

  13. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999 [Act 597]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-08-27 | Date of entry into force: 1999-09-09 | MYS-1999-L-54120

    Establishes the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, which shall promote human rights education, advise the Government in the formulation of human rights legislation, and investigate human rights infringements.

  14. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Consumer Protection Act, 1999 (Act No. 599).

    Adoption: 1999-08-27 | MYS-1999-L-54121

    Governs safety of goods and services, guarantees rights against suppliers and manufacturers in respect of goods, product liability, and protection against false representation and claims. Establishes a National Consumer Advisory Council and a Tribunal for Consumer Claims.

  15. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Safety and Health (Prohibition of Use of Substance) Order 1999 (P.U. 303).

    Adoption: 1999-07-12 | Date of entry into force: 1999-08-12 | MYS-1999-R-56617

    Prohibits the use of a number of substances for certain purposes. Inter alia, prohibits the use of white phosphorous in the production of matches; benzene, carbon disulphide, n-Hexane and carbon tetrachloride in cleaning and degreasing; and the general use of crocidolite and substances containing 4-Aminodiphenyl, benzidine, 2-Naphthylamine, and 4-Nitrodiphenyl.

  16. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Farmers' Organization Authority (Amendment) Act 1999 (Act No. A1050).

    Adoption: 1999-06-30 | MYS-1999-L-54117

    Amends the Farmers' Organization Authority with regard to the establishment of a Disciplinary Appeal Board.

  17. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia (Amendment) Act 1999 (No. A1051).

    Adoption: 1999-06-30 | MYS-1999-L-54118

    Amends the Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia Act, 1971 (Act No. 49) with regard to disciplinary measures to remove members of the Lembaga.

  18. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Malaysian Examinations Council Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 1999-08-27 | MYS-1999-R-55981

    Provides for a code of conduct for officers appointed by the Examinations Council, and regulates the disciplinary procedure as well as the imposition of sanctions on officers.

  19. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Perbadan Putrajaya (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations, 1999 (P.U. 284).

    Adoption: 1999-05-20 | MYS-1999-R-56618

    Applies to civil servants. Provides for a code of conduct (Part II), duty of disciplinary control and supervision (Part III), diciplinary procedure (Part IV), punishment (Part V), interdiction and suspension (Part VI) and some related matters.

  20. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Discipline of Students) Rules 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-04-06 | MYS-1999-R-56000

    Section 9 deals with the right to organize assemblies.

  21. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Manning, Hours of Work and Watchkeeing) Rules 1999, (P.U. 150).

    Adoption: 1999-02-10 | MYS-1999-R-56619

    Regulates responsibilities of shipping companies, safe manning documents, hours of work, watchkeeping arrangements, as well as several procedural matters, such as inspection, power to detain, offences and penalties.

  22. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination) Rules 1999 (P.U. 151).

    Adoption: 1999-02-10 | MYS-1999-R-56620

    Regulates prohibition of employment; issuance, validity, suspension and cancellation of medical examination certificates; inspection and detention of Malaysian ships, as well as some related matters.

  23. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Rules, 1999 (P.U. 152).

    Adoption: 1999-02-10 | MYS-1999-R-56621

    Provides for certification of different ranks of officers (mate, chief mate, master etc.).

  24. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Domestic Violence (Prescribed Forms) Regulations 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-02-02 | Date of entry into force: 1999-02-02 | MYS-1999-R-55983

    Provides for forms to be used for reporting incidents of domestic violence.

  25. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Lembaga Pembanguan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia (Accreditation and Certification) Regulations 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-01-15 | Date of entry into force: 1999-03-01 | MYS-1999-R-55982

    Sets forth rules for the accreditation, certification and approval of skilled construction workers and construction site supervisors, as well as for the approval of training centres, test centres, assessors and training instructors.

  26. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code [Act 593]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-01-01 | Date of entry into force: 1999-04-04 | MYS-1999-L-54116

    Supercedes the Criminal Procedure Code of 1935. Governs criminal courts, arrests, warrants, investigations, and procedures in prosecutions. Chapter 8 deals with unlawful assemblies.

  27. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Land (Quarry) Rules 1997.

    Adoption: 1997-09-03 | MYS-1997-R-49415

    Provides for obligations of quarry operators. Part III covers safety requirements, including obligations in relation to emergency escape, explosives, and reporting of accidents. Provides for offences and penalties. Made under the Land Ordinance (Sabah Cap. 68).

  28. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Safety And Health (Safety And Health Officer) Regulations 1997 [P.U.(A) 315/97]. - Acts and Regulations on-line in English

    Adoption: 1997-08-21 | MYS-1997-R-87351

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Registration of a Safety and Health Officer
    Part III - Notification of a Safety and Health Officer
    Part IV - Duties of an Employer
    Part V - Duties of Safety and Health Officers
    Part VI - Miscellaneous

  29. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional Act 1997 (Act No. 556/1997). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-07-01 | MYS-1997-L-96056

    Establishes the National Higher Education Fund (Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional) which is managed and controlled by the Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional.

  30. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Education Act 1996 (Act 550). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-01-01 | MYS-1997-L-95631

  31. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Safety and Health (Safety and Health Committee) Regulations 1996 [P.U.(A) 616/96] - Acts and Regulations on-line in English

    Adoption: 1996-12-26 | Date of entry into force: 1997-01-01 | MYS-1996-R-87352

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Composition of Safety and Health Committee
    Part III - Functions of Safety and Health Committee
    Part IV - Meetings of Safety and Health Committee
    Part V - Provisions of Training and Information
    Part VI - Penalty

  32. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Safety And Health (Control of Industrial Major Accident Hazards) Regulations 1996 [P.U.(A) 39/96]. - Acts and Regulations on-line in English

    Adoption: 1996-02-01 | MYS-1996-R-87359

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Notification of an Industrial Activity
    Part III - Demonstration of Safe Operation for Non-Major Hazard Installation
    Part IV - Report on Industrial Activity and Preparation of Emergency Plan for Major Hazard Installation
    Part V - Notification of Major Accident
    Part VI - Penalty

  33. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Native Courts (Registration of Native Court of Appeal Advocates) Rules 1995. - English translation

    Adoption: 1995-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 1995-12-28 | MYS-1995-R-46045

    Establishes a Registration of Native Court of Appeal Advocates Committee and sets forth requirements for Native Court of Appeal advocates.

  34. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Native Courts (Practice and Procedure) Rules 1995. - English translation

    Adoption: 1995-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 1995-12-28 | MYS-1995-R-46046

    Governs court proceedings, judgement, and enforcement of judgement.

  35. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Native Court (Native Customary Laws) Rules 1995. - English translation

    Adoption: 1995-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 1995-12-28 | MYS-1995-R-46047

    Sets forth customary punishment for violations of indigenous customary laws, including assault, sexual offences, theft, and breaches in relation to marital vows and burial customs. Inter alia, termination of betrothal without reason, sexual relations between unmarried persons, and marriage before an elder sibling shall be punishable by fines, haematic penalties, imprisonment, or customary amends of livestock.

  36. Malaysia - - Constitution

    Federal Constitution (Amendment) Act 1995.

    Adoption: 1995-07-21 | MYS-1995-C-44035

    Provisions relating to the Speaker in the Legislative Assembly.

  37. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Syariah Criminal Offences Enactment 1995 - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1995-06-29 | MYS-1995-L-78255

    Provides for criminal offences and applies only to Muslims in the State of Sabah.

  38. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Safety and Health (Employers' Safety and General Policy Statements) (Exception) Regulations 1995 [P.U.(A) 78/95]. - Acts and Regulations on-line in English

    Adoption: 1995-03-23 | Date of entry into force: 1994-02-25 | MYS-1995-R-87350

    Regulation 1. Citation and commencement.
    These Regulations may be cited as the Occupational Safety and Health (Employers' Safety and Health General Policy Statements) (Exception) Regulations 1995 and shall be deemed to have come into force on the 25th February 1994.

    Regulation 2. Exceptions.
    Section 16 of the Act shall apply to every employer and every self-employed person except those who carry on an undertaking with not more than five employees.

  39. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Prison Act 1995 (Act 537). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995 | MYS-1995-L-79097

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Constitution and Administration
    Part III - Officers
    Part IV - Custody and Removal of Prisoners
    Part V - Employment and Prison Discipline
    Part VI - Offences
    Part VII - Prison Officers Reward Fund
    Part VIII - General

  40. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence Act, 1994 (Act 521). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994-07-07 | MYS-1994-L-89547

  41. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 (No. 514). - Acts of Parliament on-line

    Adoption: 1994 | MYS-1994-L-47664

    Comprehensive legislation governing occupational safety and health. Part III establishes a National Council for Occupational Safety and Health. Part IV requires employers and self-employed persons to ensure safety at the workplace; Part V requires manufacturers of plant used in workplaces to test such machinery for safety hazards. Part VI sets forth duties of employees. Inter alia, employees must use protective equipment when appropriate. Employees shall not be dismissed or otherwise injured for making a complaint about a safety or health matter. Part VII provides for medical surveillance in industries involving special risks to health, defined in Schedule 3. Also requires the creation of safety and health committees in enterprises with over 40 employees. Reporting of accidents and occupational diseases is covered in Part VIII. Parts IX-XV cover prohibitions against the use of certain plant or substances, industry codes of practice, and enforcement, investigation, liability and sanctions in relation to the Act.

  42. Malaysia - - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 1993 (No. A848 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-03-22 | MYS-1993-C-36235

  43. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Co-operative Societies Act 1993 (Act 502). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1993-01-22 | MYS-1993-L-98954

    An Act to make provisions for the constitution, registration, control and regulation of co-operative societies; to promote the development of co-operative societies; and for matters connected therewith.

  44. Malaysia - - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Enactment 1992 (No. 18 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-11-24 | MYS-1992-C-35127

  45. Malaysia - - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 1992 (No. A837 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-11-20 | MYS-1992-C-36234

    Provisions in respect to, inter alia, composition of House of Representatives and status of members of Parliamentary Service.

  46. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sabah Economic Development Corporation (Conduct and Discipline) Rules 1992 (No. S 14 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-10-11 | MYS-1992-R-36247

    Provides for a code of conduct for the employees of the Sabah Economic Development Corporation, disciplinary proceedings where employee is in breach of the Code, dismissal, criminal proceedings, suspension, disciplinary punishment and termination of employment in the public interest and for related matters.

  47. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Native Courts Enactment 1992 (No. 3 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-04-24 | MYS-1992-L-31527

    This Act provides for the constitution, organisation and procedure of native courts, the jurisdiction and powers of such courts and related matters.

  48. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employees Provident Fund Rules 1991 [P.U. (A) 493]

    Adoption: 1991-12-27 | MYS-1991-R-29238

    These Regulations, promulgated under the authority of the Employees Provident Fund Act 1991, revoke the previous rules of 1969. Part 1: Preliminary Part 2: Returns and Forms to be Completed by an Employer and Employee Part 3: Employer to Maintain Statement of Wages and Registers Part 4: Manner of Payment of Contributions Part 5: Manner of Payment of Arrears of Contributions Part 6: Receipt of Payment of Contributions Part 7: Contributions made in Error Part 8: Nominations Part 9: Proof of Death Part 10: Payment of Estate Duty Part 11: Withdrawals Part 12: Disposal of Amounts Unclaimed or Otherwise Remaining in the Fund Part 13: Miscellaneous

  49. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Employee Provident Fund Act 1991 (Act 452). - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1991-06-01 | MYS-1991-L-43880

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - The Board and the Investment Panel
    Part III - The Fund
    Part IIIA - Investment by a Member of the Fund
    Part IV - Appointment of Officers and Servants, their Powers, Functions and Duties
    Part V - contributions to the Employees Provident Fund
    Part VI - Withdrawal of Contributions
    Part VIA - Taking up of Insurance Policy by Member of the Fund
    Part VII - Offences and Proceedings
    Part VIIA - Member of the Fund who is not a Malaysian Citizen
    Part VIII - Power to make Regulations and Rules
    Part IX - Repeal and Transitional Provisions

  50. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Pensions Trust Fund Act 1991. - Acts on-line

    Adoption: 1991-03-28 | MYS-1991-L-25260

    This Act establishes the Pensions Trust Fund and provides for its management and other incidental matters.

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