Home Ministry told to review outdated laws, DPM says

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Source: The Malay Mail Online

TELUK INTAN, Dec 17 ― The Home Ministry has been asked to review outdated laws to allow heavier penalties to be imposed on offenders as a deterrent sentence.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the law review process in collaboration with the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) was needed to provide legislation and punishments that were deemed “futuristic” and rational to be applied in the future.

“I have instructed the ministry’s legal advisers and the Drafting Unit of the AGC to look at all existing laws, not only involving the PDRM (Royal Malaysia Police) but also to review the legislations under the ministry’s jurisdictions.    

“This is not just about the punishment issue but on the aspects which are not contained in the existing laws…It has to be done in the form of ‘futuristic’ and must be suitable (to be applied) in the next 30 or 50 years,” he said.

Ahmad Zahid was speaking to reporters after launching the Subsidy Scheme and Preliminary Aid to PDRM members at the Hilir Perak Police Headquarters here today. ― Bernama