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Law Revision and Law Reform Division

  • 1. Who can propose/submit a proposal for reform and how?
    Reform may be proposed by an individual, a corporate body, the Government or any non-government organisation. Such proposal may be submitted by mail, fax or email to the Law Revision and Law Reform Division, Attorney General’s Chambers.
  • 2. What is law reform?
    Law reform is where solutions to issues are proposal and examined. Such solutions may involve new laws being passed, existing laws amended, or administrative measures.
  • 3. What is “extension of laws”?
    For the purpose of uniformity, federal laws are applied to the States of Sabah and Sarawak and the Federal Territories of Labuan and Putrajaya by extension orders. Such extensions may or may not be with modification to suit local conditions.
  • 4. What is the “Laws of Malaysia” series?
    Laws passed by Parliament after 1.1.1969 and laws passed before 1969 revised by the Commissioner of Law Revision and Law Reform under the Revision of Laws Act 1968 [Act 1] are assigned a serial number running consecutively in the order in which the law is passed or revised, as the case may be. This series of laws is known as the “Laws of Malaysia” series.
  • 5. Can anyone revise or reprint laws?
    Only the Commissioner of Law Revision and Law Reform is authorized to revise or reprint laws pursuant to section 6 and subsection 14(2) respectively of the Revision of Laws Act 1968 [Act 1].
  • 6. Why are laws reprinted?
    Reprinting is effected in order to make available current editions of laws.
  • 7. What is law revision?
    It is the process by which those pre-1969 laws considered still applicable are updated in content and form.