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Friday, November 11, 2011

Restricted Residence Act 1933 repealed!

DR 27/2011 A BILL intituled

An Act to repeal the Restricted Residence Act 1933.

ENACTED by the Parliament of Malaysia as follows:

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Restricted Residence (Repeal) Act 2011.

2. Repeal of Act and saving

(1) The Restricted Residence Act 1933 [Act 377] is repealed.

(2) The repeal of the Restricted Residence Act 1933 shall not affect any order issued or made, or action or proceedings taken, under the repealed Act prior to the date of coming into operation of this Act.

3. Order to cease to have effect, etc.

Notwithstanding subsection 2(2), on the date of coming into operation of this Act, any order issued or made under the repealed Act which is still in force on the date of coming into operation of this Act shall cease to have effect and any pending action or proceedings under the repealed Act shall be discontinued.

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The above is the whole Act of Parliament repealing the Restricted Residence Act 1933 which contents is self explanatory. Teringat zaman first year in law school dulu. Punyalah banyak case laws kena baca & fahamkan on this Act where civil liberties being restricted by an ancient Act of Parliament. But in this information age of K-Economy...seandainya Akta ini tidak dimansuhkan sekalipun, kena restricted to one area does not mean dia takleh buat apa-apa. He can still do internet banking, read a book or magazines "go" overseas, study in an online university etc. Kalau tak salah, even in Islam this type of punishment or banishment is allowed under Takzir.

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