1 Short title and commencement
(1) This Act may be cited as the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999.
(2) This Act shall come into operation on a date to be appointed by the Minister by notification published in the Gazette.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-
"Government" means the Government of Malaysia;
"human rights" refers to fundamental liberties as enshrined in Part II of the Federal Constitution;
"Minister" means the Minister charged with the responsibility for human rights.