Revision of Laws Act 1968

The Revision of Laws Act 1968 (Malay: Akta Penyemakan Undang-undang 1968), is a Malaysian laws which enacted to provide for the revision and reprinting of laws and subsidiary legislation.

Revision of Laws Act 1968
Parliament of Malaysia
CitationAct 1
Territorial extentThroughout Malaysia
Enacted byDewan Rakyat
Passed17 October 1968
Enacted byDewan Negara
Passed22 October 1968
Royal assent24 December 1968
Commenced31 December 1968
Effective1 January 1969
Legislative history
Bill introduced in the Dewan RakyatRevision of Laws Bill 1968
Introduced byBahaman Samsudin, Minister of Justice
First readingSeptember 1968
Second reading17 October 1968
Third reading17 October 1968
Bill introduced in the Dewan NegaraRevision of Laws Bill 1968
Introduced byBahaman Samsudin, Minister of Justice
First reading22 October 1968
Second reading22 October 1968
Third reading22 October 1968
Amended by
Emergency (Revision of Laws) (Amendment) Ordinance 1970 [P.U. (A) 107/1970]
Revision of Laws (Amendment) Act 1971 [Act A43]
Constitution (Amendment) Act 1994 [Act A885]
Revision of Laws (Amendment) Act 1999 [Act A1061]
Related legislation
Reprint of Federal Laws Act 1965 [No. 26 of 1965]
Section 48 of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance 1948 [M.U. 7 of 1948]
Status: In force


The Revision of Laws Act 1968, in its current form (1 August 2008), consists of 18 sections and no schedule (including 4 amendments), without separate Part.

  • Section 1: Short title
  • Section 2: Interpretation
  • Section 3: Appointment of Commissioner
  • Section 4: Appointment of Committee
  • Section 5: Printing of revised laws
  • Section 6: Powers of the Commissioner
  • Section 7: Method of compiling a revised law
  • Section 8: Examination by the Committee
  • Section 9: Revised law to comply with Committee's opinion
  • Section 10: Publication of revised law
  • Section 11: Completion of revision of pre-1969 laws to be notified in Gazette
  • Section 12: Saving of existing subsidiary legislation
  • Section 13: Revision of subsidiary legislation
  • Section 14: Reprint of laws
  • Section 14A: Publication volume by volume
  • Section 14B: Updating of reprints
  • Section 14C: Delegation of powers
  • Section 15: Rectification of formal errors
  • Section 16: Reference to number of line in any law
  • Section 17: Place of this Act in the Laws of Malaysia series
  • Section 18: Repeal


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