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Southeast Asian Region Countries Law

Law Reform

According to its website, the Malaysia Law Revision and Law Reform Department of the Attorney-General's Chambers aims to 'ensure every Malaysia law is up to date, accurate and in tandem with current needs'. The Division’s main functions are to:

  • reprint laws in both the national and English language;
  • publish revised texts of laws;
  • extend Federal laws to Sabah and Sarawak and the Federal Territories;
  • translate English texts of pre-1967 laws to the national language;
  • review archaic and obsolete laws; and
  • modernize laws to be in tandem with the changing needs of society.