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Carrying knife, legal or illegal?

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asked on Apr 7, 2008 at 20:02
by   w_inds
I'd like to know if carrying a knife in the public is legal or not in Malaysia? It's only for the purpose of self-defense of course. With the threats around in public, robberies and attacks, civilians are not feeling safe.
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answered on Aug 6, 2013 at 02:46
by   Wanderer
I'd like to know if carrying a knife in the public is legal or not in Malaysia?
Carrying a knife is illegal in Malaysia. You will be arrested and charged under the Corrosive, Explosive and Dangerous Weapons Act 1958 which carries a jail term of up to two years and whipping, upon conviction. Some people do carry short knife for defense purposes and never get caught. Those caught and charged are likely arrested by police upon receiving call from the public or security guard (樣衰) accused on suspicion. Some are even arrested for carrying knife in front of their own house - perhaps wielding their knife or mannerism carrying a knife.

It's only for the purpose of self-defense of course. With the threats around in public, robberies and attacks, civilians are not feeling safe.
Can't imagine if everybody is carrying a knife in the public for self-defense purpose. Do you feel safer that way? We should leave the job of catching robbers to the police.
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answered on Aug 6, 2013 at 18:02
by   Notapro
edited Jul 3, 2016 at 06:07
 
(Laws of Malaysia) Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 357

Definition: "offensive weapon" includes any instrument which if used as a weapon of offence is likely to cause hurt.

Carrying offensive weapons in public places

(1) Any person who in any public road or place carries or has in his possession or under his control any offensive weapon otherwise than with lawful authority or for a lawful purpose shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, and to whipping.

(2) In any prosecution for an offence under subsection (1) the onus of proving the existence of a lawful purpose shall lie upon the accused.

(3) A weapon shall be presumed to be carried with lawful authority if it is carried:

(a) by a member of the armed forces of Malaysia or of any local force or of the police force or of any visiting force lawfully present in Malaysia under any law relating to visiting forces, or a person in the service of any Government or local authority in Malaysia, and in any such case is carried in or in connection with the performance of his duty as such member or person; or

(b) by any person as part of his official or ceremonial dress on any official or ceremonial occasion
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answered on Dec 11, 2016 at 09:35
by   Bryce
Whoever you are that posted 'leave the job of catching robbers to the police' you are an idiot.  I've never heard a more ignorant and naive statement in my life.  So you're saying just let them take your stuff and/or harm you, then shrug your shoulders and trust that the police have enough evidence to catch the criminal or even care?  Rather than just allow someone to have a pocket knife?  And also, no criminal thinks to themselves 'I really wanna rob some people, but it's illegal for me to carry a knife, guess I'll just go get a real job.' No.  They carry it illegally because they ALREADY PLAN ON BREAKING THE LAW.
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