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Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (Act 736)
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Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (Act 736)

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Format: Soft Cover, Book

ISBN: 9789674000936

2012

    The Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 came into force on 23 April 2012. The objective of the Act is to provide for the right to assemble peaceably and without arms. When the Bill was first tabled, it was stated that the Peaceful Assembly Act would be one of the efforts initiated by the Government of Malaysia to undertake transformation of the then existing legal framework relating to the constitutional rights of citizens to assemble.

    This Act contains 27 Sections and 4 Schedules which seeks to provide restrictions deemed necessary or expedient relating to the right to assemble peacefully and without arms in the interest of the security of the Federation or public order. Readers will find the editorial notes in the Explanatory Statements useful as these notes reflect the changes to the provisions of the Act after its enactment.

    Table of Contents

    ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
    PART I
    PRELIMINARY
    Section
    1 Short title, commencement and non-application
    2 Objects
    3 Interpretation

    PART II
    RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE PEACEABLY AND WITHOUT ARMS
    4 Right to organize assembly or participate in assembly
    5 Right of person who has interests

    PART III
    RESPONSIBILITIES OF ORGANIZERS, PARTICIPANTS AND POLICE
    6 Responsibilities of organizers
    7 Responsibilities of participants
    8 Responsibilities of police

    PART IV
    REQUIREMENTS ON ORGANIZING OF ASSEMBLY
    9 Notification of assembly
    10 Requirements regarding notification of assembly
    11 Consent of owner or occupier of place of assembly
    12 Requirement to inform persons who have interests
    13 Meeting with organizer
    14 Response to notification of assembly
    15 Restrictions and condition
    16 Appeal on restrictions and conditions
    17 Simultaneous assemblies
    18 Counter assembly
    19 Presumption as to organizer

    PART V
    ENFORCEMENT
    20 Power of arrest
    21 Power to disperse assembly

    PART VI
    MISCELLANEOUS
    22 Maintenance of register
    23 Recordings
    24 Media access
    25 Designated place of assembly
    26 Power to amend Schedules
    27 Regulations

    FIRST SCHEDULE ? Prohibited Places
    SECOND SCHEDULE ? Assemblies in Which a Child May
    Participate
    THIRD SCHEDULE ? Assemblies For Which Notification Is Not
    Required
    FOURTH SCHEDULE ? Notification under Subsection 9(1)