Armed Forces Act 1972(Act 77) (As At 10th March 2007)
Armed Forces Act 1972(Act 77)
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The Armed Forces Act 1972 (Act 77) is a Malaysian law that governs the administration and operation of the armed forces in Malaysia. The Act was first introduced in 1972 and has since been amended several times. As of 10th March 2007, the Act contained the following provisions:
Part I - Preliminary This section contains definitions of key terms used throughout the Act, such as "armed forces," "military court," and "service law."
Part II - The Armed Forces Council This section establishes the Armed Forces Council, which is responsible for advising the Minister of Defence on all matters relating to the armed forces.
Part III - The Malaysian Armed Forces This section outlines the structure and organization of the Malaysian Armed Forces, including the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
Part IV - Enlistment and Appointment This section sets out the requirements and procedures for enlisting in the armed forces and for appointing officers.
Part V - Terms and Conditions of Service This section outlines the terms and conditions of service for members of the armed forces, including provisions related to pay, allowances, and pensions.
Part VI - Discipline This section covers the disciplinary procedures for members of the armed forces, including the establishment of military courts.
Part VII - Offences and Punishments This section sets out the offenses that can be committed by members of the armed forces and the punishments that can be imposed for those offenses.
Part VIII - Military Courts This section establishes military courts and outlines their jurisdiction and procedures.
Part IX - Miscellaneous This section contains various miscellaneous provisions, such as those related to the custody and detention of members of the armed forces and the delegation of powers by the Minister of Defence.
Overall, the Armed Forces Act 1972 (Act 77) provides a comprehensive framework for the administration and operation of the armed forces in Malaysia. Its provisions cover a wide range of areas, including enlistment, appointment, terms of service, discipline, offenses and punishments, and military courts. The Act is intended to ensure that the armed forces operate effectively and efficiently and that their members are held to high standards of conduct and discipline.
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