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LAWS OF MALAYSIA

ACT 559
SYARIAH CRIMINAL OFFENCES (FEDERAL TERRITORIES) ACT 1997
Incorporating latest amendment - P.U.(A) 251/2002

Date of Royal Assent :27th March 1997
Date of publication in the Gazette :31 March 1997
Date of coming into operation :1 April 1997 [P.U.(B) 103/97]
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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
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Long Title & Preamble

PART I - PRELIMINARY

Section 1. Short title, commencement and application.
Section 2. Interpretation.

PART II - OFFENCES RELATING TO 'AQIDAH

Section 3. Wrongful worship.
Section 4. False doctrine.
Section 5. Propagation of religious doctrines, etc.
Section 6. False claim.

PART III - OFFENCES RELATING TO THE SANCTITY OF THE RELIGION OF ISLAM AND ITS INSTITUTION

Section 7. Insulting, or bringing into contempt, etc. the religion of Islam.
Section 8. Deriding, etc. Quranic verses or Hadith.
Section 9. Contempt or defiance of religious authorities.
Section 10. Defiance of Court order.
Section 11. Religious teaching without tauliah.
Section 12. Opinion contrary to fatwa.
Section 13. Religious publication contrary to Islamic Law.
Section 14. Failure to perform Friday prayers.
Section 15. Disrespect for Ramadhan.
Section 16. Non-payment of zakat or fitrah.
Section 17. Instigating neglect of religious duty.
Section 18. Gambling.
Section 19. Intoxicating drinks.

PART IV - OFFENCES RELATING TO DECENCY

Section 20. Incest.
Section 21. Prostitution.
Section 22. Muncikari.
Section 23. Sexual intercourse out of wedlock.
Section 24. An act preparatory to sexual intercourse out of wedlock.
Section 25. Liwat.
Section 26. Musahaqah.
Section 27. Khalwat.
Section 28. Male person posing as woman.
Section 29. Indecent acts in public place.

PART V - MISCELLANEOUS OFFENCES

Section 30. Giving false evidence, information or statement.
Section 31. Takfir.
Section 32. Destroying or defiling mosque, surau, etc.
Section 33. Collection of zakat or fitrah without authority.
Section 34. Illegal payment of zakat or fitrah.
Section 35. Encouraging vice.
Section 36. Enticing a married woman.
Section 37. Preventing married couple from cohabiting.
Section 38. Instigating husband or wife to divorce or to neglect duties.
Section 39. Enticing a female person.
Section 40. Selling or giving away child to non-Muslim.
Section 41. Qazaf.
Section 42. Abuses of halal sign.

PART VI - ABETMENT AND ATTEMPT

Section 43. Abetment.
Section 44. Abetment in the Federal Territories of offences outside the Federal Territories.
Section 45. Punishment of abetment.
Section 46. Liability of abettor when a different act is done.
Section 47. Attempt.

PART VII - GENERAL EXCEPTIONS

Section 48. Act of Judge when acting judicially.
Section 49. Act done pursuant to the judgment or order of a Court.
Section 50. Act done by a person justified by law.
Section 51. Act of child who is not baligh.
Section 52. Act of person of unsound mind.
Section 53. Act which a person is compelled to do by threats.

PART VIII - GENERAL MATTERS

Section 54. Appointment of rehabilitation centre or approved home.
Section 55. Power of Court to commit convicted person to an approved rehabilitation centre.
Section 56. Power of Court to commit female ofer to an approved home.
Section 57. Repeal.
Section 58. Amendment of section 164 of the Enactment.

SCHEDULE

Note: Cessation of application of the Enactment and transitional.

LIST OF AMENDMENTS
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