Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985

The Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985 (Malay: Akta Dadah Berbahaya (Langkah-langkah Pencegahan Khas) 1985), is a Malaysian laws which enacted to provide for the preventive detention of persons associated with any activity relating to or involving the trafficking in dangerous drugs.

Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985
Parliament of Malaysia
CitationAct 316
Territorial extentThroughout Malaysia
Enacted byDewan Rakyat
Passed11 April 1985
Enacted byDewan Negara
Passed24 April 1985
Royal assent22 May 1985
Commenced30 May 1985
Effective[15 June 1985, P.U. (B) 305/1985]
Legislative history
Bill introduced in the Dewan RakyatDangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Bill 1984
Bill citationD.R. 40/1984
Introduced byMohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
First reading17 October 1984
Second reading11 April 1985
Third reading11 April 1985
Bill introduced in the Dewan NegaraDangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Bill 1984
Bill citationD.R. 40/1984
Introduced byMohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
First reading15 April 1985
Second reading24 April 1985
Third reading24 April 1985
Amended by
Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) (Amendment) Act 1985 [Act A629]
Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) (Amendment) Act 1988 [Act A707]
Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) (Amendment) Act 1989 [Act A738]
Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) (Amendment) Act 1990 [Act A766]
Keywords
Preventive detention
Status: In force

Preamble

Preamble of the Act provides the following considerations:

  1. WHEREAS action which is prejudicial to public order in Malaysia has been taken and further similar action is being threatened by a substantial body of persons both inside and outside Malaysia;
  2. AND WHEREAS Parliament considers it necessary to stop such action;

Structure

The Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985, in its current form (1 January 2006), consists of 2 Parts containing 25 sections and no schedule (including 4 amendments).

  • Part I: Preliminary
  • Part II: Powers of Preventive Detention

References

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