Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958

The Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958 (Malay: Akta Bahan-Bahan Kakisan dan Letupan dan Senjata Berbahaya 1958), is a Malaysian laws which enacted to provide certain penalties relating to the unlawful possession of corrosive and explosive substances and the carrying of offensive weapons.

Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958
Parliament of Malaysia
CitationAct 357
Territorial extentThroughout Malaysia
Enacted1958 (Ord. No. 43 of 1958)
Revised: 1988 (Act 357 w.e.f. 1 December 1988)
Effective[Peninsular Malaysia—1 January 1959, L.N. 384/1958;
Sabah and Sarawak—16 September 1963, L.N. 232/1963]
Amended by
Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons (Amendment) Act 1961 [Act 16/1961]

Modification of Laws (Internal Security and Public Order) (Borneo States) Order 1963 [L.N. 232/1963]
Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment and Extension) Act 1976 [Act A324]
Penal Code (Amendment and Extension) Act 1976 [Act A327]
Offensive Weapon Order 1978 [P.U. (A) 294/1978]
Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 1984 [P.U. (A) 252/1984]
Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 1989 [P.U. (B) 131/1989]
Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons (Amendment) Order 1992 [P.U. (A) 23/1992]

Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons (Amendment) Act 2014 [Act A1463]
Status: In force

Structure

The Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958, in its current form (1 October 2014), consists of 12 sections and 2 schedules (including 9 amendments), without separate Part.

  • Section 1: Short title and application
  • Section 2: Interpretation
  • Section 3: Possession of corrosive or explosive substance for the purpose of causing hurt
  • Section 4: Using a corrosive or explosive substance or offensive weapon
  • Section 5: Consorting with person carrying corrosive or explosive substance
  • Section 6: Carrying offensive weapons in public weapons
  • Section 7: Offences relating to scheduled weapons
  • Section 8: Consorting with persons carrying offensive weapons in public places
  • Section 9: Power of search and seizure
  • Section 10: Disposal of property
  • Section 11: Presumptions
  • Section 12: Power to amend Schedule
  • Schedules

References

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