Original Enactment

PULAU PINANG

Enactment No. 3 Of 1996
SYARIAH CRIMINAL OFFENCES (STATE OF PENANG) ENACTMENT 1996

Date of Royal Assent :1997
Date of publication in the Gazette :10 April 1997
Date of coming into operation :12 March 1997
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
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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 doctrine, etc.
Section 6. False claim.

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

Section 7. Insulting 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 of Ramadhan.
Section 16. Non-payment of zakat or fitrah.
Section 17. Instigating neglect of religious duty.
Section 18. Gambling.
Section 19. Intoxicating drink.

PART IV - OFFENCES RELATING TO DECENCY

Section 20. Incest.
Section 21. Prostitution.
Section 22. Muncikari.
Section 23. Sexual intercourse out 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 state of Penang of offences outside the state of Penang.
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 judgement 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 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 offender to an approved home.
Section 57. Repeal.

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