APPENDIX 2: Relevant Legislation


Apart from the Communications And Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588), Licensees may need to be aware of the following Acts of Parliament and are advised to have sufficient resources and expertise to ensure compliance where necessary.

I. List of Malaysian Statutes Affecting or Relevant to Content

Accountants Act 1967 (revised 1972)
Children & Young Persons (Employment) Act 1966 (Revised 1988)
Consumer Protection Act 1999
Copyright Act 1969
Defamation Act 1957
Dental Act 1971
Film (Censorship) Act 1952
Geneva Conventions Act 1962
Indecent Advertisements Act 1953
Internal Security Act 1960
Medicine (Advertisement and Sale) Act 1956
National Anthem Act 1968
Penal Code
Pesticides Act 1974
Poisons Ordinance 1952
Poisons (Sodium Arsenite) Ordinance 1949
Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984
Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996
Private Hospitals Act 1971

Sale of Drugs Act 1952 (Revised 1989)
Sale of Food Act 1983

Food Regulations 1985
Securities Industry Act 1983

Sedition Act 1948

Trade Description Act 1972
Trade Marks Act 1976
Women and Girls Protection Act 1973