MALAYSIA ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Operation of existing law

 

THE MALAYSIA ACT

[Date of Commencement: 16th September, 1963]

Act 19 of 1965.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Malaysia Act.

2   Interpretation

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   In this Act-

   "commencement of this Act" means 16th September, 1963;

   "the Federation" means the Federation called Malaysia after the federation of the new States with States forming the Federation of Malaya;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for external affairs;

   "the new States" means North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore;

   "Parliament" means the Parliament of Jamaica.

3   Operation of existing law

   (1) On and after the commencement of this Act, all law which, whether being a rule of law or a provision of an Act of Parliament or of any other enactment or instrument whatsoever, is in force on the date of such commencement or has been passed or made before that date and comes into force thereafter, shall, unless and until provision to the contrary is made by Parliament or some other authority having power in that behalf, and subject to the following provisions of this section, have the same operation in relation to the Federation, to any of the States of the Federation, and to persons and things belonging to or connected with the Federation or any of the States thereof, as it would have apart from this subsection if the new States had not become included in the Federation and Her Majesty's sovereignty and jurisdiction in respect of the new States had not been relinquished.

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