Anti-stalking law: Amendments to Penal Code, CPC tabled for first reading - News Summed Up

Anti-stalking law: Amendments to Penal Code, CPC tabled for first reading


KUALA LUMPUR: Proposed amendments to the law will make stalking a crime punishable by up to three years in jail and fines. The move to make stalking a crime in Malaysia comes after amendments to the Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) were tabled for its first reading in Parliament on Thursday (Aug 4). ALSO READ: Anti-stalking Bill to be tabled this year, says Mas ErmieyatiUnder the Penal Code (Amendment) Act 2022, a new Section 507A will be created for the crime of stalking. Both Bills were tabled by Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Parliament and Law Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin. In 2019, the government formed an anti stalking committee to look at amendments to the law to make stalking a crime in Malaysia.


Source: The Star August 04, 2022 08:13 UTC



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