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Is falsifying the copy of original document a crime in Malaysia?

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asked on Jul 29, 2017 at 10:49
by   mahmud
edited on Aug 18, 2017 at 08:38
 
Is changing a copy of original certificate or providing a photoshopped document to a governmental sector, counted as forgery crime or not? Can that governmental sector sue me?

If so, does the statute of limitations cover it?
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answered on Jul 29, 2017 at 13:18
by   Anonymous
edited Aug 18, 2017 at 09:46
 
Forgery is a criminal offense in Malaysia under Chapter XVIII of the Penal Code.

Depending on the type of document being forged and the actual offense, a person guilty of committing forgery is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 20 years and fine.
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answered on Jul 29, 2017 at 18:32
by   mahmud
edited Aug 18, 2017 at 09:51
 
Thanks for your reply, however your answer was not clear to me at all. 

Because, first of all, I have not changed the original documents, I only change the copy of that document using Photoshop. That was five years ago! In some countries, if the copy has been changed, you won't be sued. What about Malaysia? 

Also you did not tell me whether the limitation act, will cover it or not!
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answered on Jul 29, 2017 at 20:03
by   jeff005
edited Aug 18, 2017 at 09:56
 
There is no limitation act covering infringements under the Penal Code. This is Malaysia.

Forgery can be done on original copy as well as cloned ones.

Please do not try or plan to commit forgeries of any sort in Malaysia. You will be outgunned and outrunned.
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answered on Jul 29, 2017 at 22:30
by   mahmud
edited Aug 18, 2017 at 09:57
 
Thanks a lot for your answer and kind advice.

This occurred in year 2013. One friend cheated me do that. But what I should do now? Can give me solution? I am already back to my country.
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answered on Jul 30, 2017 at 01:35
by   jeff005
edited Aug 18, 2017 at 10:01
 
Where are you from? The one who cheated you is Malaysian or your own countryman? What type of cheating? Your heart or monies? What are your computable losses? 

For forgery of certain docs, Malaysian Government will not sue people, they jail people.
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answered on Jul 31, 2017 at 08:53
by   mahmud
edited Aug 18, 2017 at 10:06
 
What benefits? 

I have committed this crime, where my friend gave me a copy of certificate which was falsified. I never knew about it and he wanted to harm me. When 2 weeks ago I looked at my documents, I found he falsified my documents. I got a loan by doing so and was assigned in a public sector as employee for 3 years and gotten salary. However I am stressed the government know about it and prosecute me.

So now what should I do? It makes my life too bad and I just cried. I do not know what to do and I am afraid if I come to Malaysia and confess it, what goes to me. May be they put me in jail. I have no any evidence my friend cheated me. He has gone to other European country. 

Can any one please give me a light in what to do about this big issue that happened to me.
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answered on Jul 31, 2017 at 13:22
by   jeff005
edited Aug 18, 2017 at 10:07
 
I still do not what type of critical certificate that was falsified. Medical professional certificate? And what type of loan? Loan sponsorship? Repayable or not or you have completed repayment?
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answered on Aug 5, 2017 at 08:04
by   mahmud
It was was my medical certificate. I have not paid my my loan since 2010. 
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answered on Aug 6, 2017 at 02:52
by   jeff005
Since you are longer here and back in your country, let things be as it is.
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