Immigration Act 1959/63 [Act 155]   cite [+]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
  1. Preamble

  2. PART I   PRELIMINARY

    1. 1. Short title and application
    2. 2. Interpretation
    3. 3. Appointment and powers of Director General and others
    4. 4. Power of Minister to issue directions
  3. PART II   ADMISSION INTO AND DEPARTURE FROM MALAYSIA

    1. 5. Entry into or departure from Malaysia
    2. 6. Control of entry into Malaysia
    3. 7. Right of entry
    4. 8. Prohibited immigrants
    5. 9. Director General's power to prohibit entry, or cancel any Pass or Permit
    6. 9A. Director General's power to limit entry into Malaysia
  4. PART III   ENTRY PERMITS

    1. 10. Entry Permits
    2. 11. (Deleted)
    3. 12. Endorsement of name of wife and children on Permits, Passes and Certificates
    4. 13. Power to make inquiries
    5. 14. Cancellation of, and declarations regarding Permits and Certificates
    6. 15. Unlawful entry or presence in Malaysia
  5. PART IV   PROCEDURE ON ARRIVAL IN MALAYSIA

    1. 16. Immigration signal
    2. 17. Vessel to proceed to Immigration Anchorage or other place ordered by immigration officer
    3. 18. Aircraft arriving in Malaysia
    4. 19. Persons not to board or leave vessel until examination completed
    5. 20. Prohibition on disembarking from or boarding ships without permission of immigration officer
    6. 21. Prohibition of removal of articles before examination
    7. 22. Production of certain lists and persons by masters of vessels and captains of aircraft
    8. 23. (Omitted)
    9. 23A. (Omitted)
    10. 24. Examination of persons arriving by sea or at authorized airport
    11. 25. (Omitted)
    12. 26. Examination of persons entering Malaysia by land or at a place other than an authorized airport
    13. 27. Power to send person to depot for further examination
    14. 28. Interrogation of travellers
    15. 29. (Deleted)
    16. 30. Immigration officer may give instructions to prevent evasion of examination
  6. PART V   REMOVAL FROM MALAYSIA

    1. 31. Removal of prohibited immigrants from Malaysia
    2. 32. Removal of illegal immigrants
    3. 33. Removal of persons unlawfully remaining in Malaysia
    4. 34. Detention of persons ordered to be removed
    5. 35. Power to arrest person liable to removal
    6. 36. Unlawful return after removal
    7. 37. (Deleted)
  7. PART VI   MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 38. Performance of duties of immigration officers
    2. 39. Authority of immigration officer to arrest and prosecute
    3. 39A. Immigration officer's powers to make inquiries, etc.
    4. 40. Power to summon witnesses, etc.
    5. 40A. Admissibility of deposition of person who cannot be found
    6. 41. Duty of police officers to execute orders
    7. 42. Restriction of discharge of member of crew
    8. 43. Signing on or bringing as one of the crew any person with intent to land contrary to this Act
    9. 44. Security to prevent unlawful landing
    10. 45. Reports as to persons failing to continue their journey
    11. 46. Repatriation
    12. 47. Masters, captains, owners, etc., liable for expenses
    13. 48. Obligation to afford free passage
    14. 48A. Liability for removal
    15. 49. Power to detain vessel
    16. 49A. Power to seize, detain and forfeit vessels, vehicles or aircraft
    17. 50. Powers of interrogation
    18. 51. Powers of search and arrest
    19. 51A. Immigration depot
    20. 51B. Custody deemed lawful
    21. 52. Registration of particulars for purposes of identification
    22. 53. Counterfoils, etc., to be prima facie evidence
    23. 54. Regulations
    24. 55. Power to exempt
    25. 55A. Conveying a person to Malaysia contrary to this Act
    26. 55B. Employing a person who is not in possession of a valid Pass
    27. 55C. Defence
    28. 55D. Forgery or alteration of endorsement or document
    29. 55E. Occupier not to permit illegal immigrant to enter or remain at premises
    30. 56. Offences
    31. 57. General penalty
    32. 58. Trial of offences
    33. 58A. Power to compound
    34. 59. Exclusion of right to be heard
    35. 59A. Exclusion of judicial review
    36. 59B. Definitions of "Director General" and "order" in sections 59 and 59A
    37. 59C. Reward
    38. 60. Repeal and saving
    39. 61. (Deleted)
  8. PART VII   SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR EAST MALAYSIA

      CHAPTER 1   GENERAL

    1. 62. Interpretation
    2. 63. Delegation of powers
    3. CHAPTER 2   SPECIAL PROVISIONS

    4. 64. Application of immigration law to each East Malaysian State as separate unit
    5. 65. General powers of State authority
    6. 66. Restriction on citizen's right of entry into an East Malaysian State
    7. 67. Right to enter East Malaysian State for exercise of political rights
    8. 68. Right to enter East Malaysian State for purposes of Federal Government
    9. 69. Entry from outside East Malaysia for State purposes
    10. 70. Temporary protection for potential citizens in an East Malaysian State
    11. 71. Persons to be treated as belonging to East Malaysian State
    12. CHAPTER 3   SUPPLEMENTARY

    13. 72. Travel documents required
    14. 73. Provision for internal travel documents
    15. 74. Continuation of State subsidiary legislation


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