ENACTMENT NO. 5 OF 2006
SYARIAH CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ENACTMENT 2006
PART VII - SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 4 - SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO EVIDENCE
Section 194. Reports of certain persons
(1) Any document purporting to be a report under the hand of any of the persons mentioned in subsection (2) upon any person, matter or thing examined or analysed by him or any document purporting to be a report under the hand of the Registrar of Criminals upon any matter or thing relating to finger impressions submitted to him for report may be given in evidence in any trial or other proceedings under this Enactment unless such person or Registrar shall be required to attend as a witness-
(a) by the Court; or
(b) by the accused, in which case the accused shall give notice to the Prosecutor not less than three clear days before the commencement of the trial:
Provided that in any case in which a Syariah Prosecutor intends to give in evidence any such report, he shall deliver a copy thereof to the accused not less than ten clear days before the commencement of a trial.
(2) The following are persons to whom the provisions of this section apply:
(a) officers of the Institute for Medical Research;
(b) Government Medical Officers;
(c) chemists in the employment of the Government of Malaysia;
(d) any person appointed by the Minister by notification in the Gazette to be a Document Examiner;
(e) Inspector of Weight and Measures appointed as such under any written law relating to weights and measures in force in Malaysia; and
(f) any person or class of persons to whom His Royal Highness the Sultan by notification in the Gazette declares that the provisions of this section shall apply.
(3) The person referred to in subsection (2) and the Registrar of Criminals are by this Enactment bound to state the truth in reports made under their hands.
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