Legal Jurisdiction

Legal Parameters

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In line with its existence as a single entity against corruption in Malaysia, MACC jurisdictions under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 is dedicated to investigate and prevent any form of corruption and abuse of power.

Act 2009, also provides power to the MACC to investigate any offense under other acts listed as "Prescribed Offence" as follows: -

  • An offense punishable under section 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 213, 214, 215, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 417 , 418, 419, 420, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476 and 477A of the Penal Code;
  • An offense punishable under section 137 of the Customs Act 1954;
  • Offences under Part III of the Election Offences Act 1954;
  • An attempt to commit any of the offenses referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c); or
  • An abetment or conspiracy to commit a crime (as that term was defined in the Penal Code) any offense referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c), whether or not the offense is committed in consequence thereof.

List of Acts and Legal References

  1. Federal Constitution
  2. Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (Act 694)
  3. Anti-Corruption Act 1997 (Act 575)
  4. Penal Code (Act 574)
  5. Criminal Procedure Code (Act 593)
  6. Courts of Judicature Act (Act 91)
  7. Evidence Act 1950 (Act 56)
  8. Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (Act 613)
  9. Witness Protection Act 2009 (Act 696)
  10. Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 (Act 711)
  11. Criminal Procedure (Rates of Payment to Witnesses) Rules 2011
  12. Appointment of Lock-Up To Be A Place of Confinement (Gazette)
  13. Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Act 2018 ( Act A1567)
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