ENACTMENT NO. 09 OF 2002
SYARIAH CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (STATE OF MALACCA) ENACTMENT 2002
PART VI - OF APPEAL AND REVISION
CHAPTER 4 - PROCEEDINGS IN CASE OF CERTAIN OFFENCE AFFECTING THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Section 177. Refusal to give evidence.
If any witness before a Court refuses to give evidence or answer such questions as are put to him or to produce any document in his possession or power which the Court requires him to produce, and does not offer any reasonable excuse for such refusal, such Court may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, sentence him to imprisonment for any term not exceeding seven days, unless in the meantime such person consents to give evidence or to be examined and to answer such question or to produce the document; but if his persisting in his refusal, he may be dealt with according to the section 173 or 175 notwithstanding any sentence he may have undergone under this section.
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