021b.fm law REPRINT MALAYSIA PUBLISHED by the COMMISSIONER of law revision, UNDER the AUTHORITY of law REVISION ACT 1968 in COLLABORATION with MALAYAN LAW JOURNAL SDN BHD and PERCETAKAN NASIONAL MALAYSIA BHD 2006 Act 21 AGE ADULTS ACT 1971 Contains all amendments to 1 January 2006 021b.fm Page 1 Monday, March 27, 2006 5:03 PM PREPARED for PUBLICATION by the MALAYAN LAW JOURNAL SDN BHD and PRINTED by PERCETAKAN NASIONAL MALAYSIA BERHAD KUALA LUMPUR BRANCH 2006 2 AGE ADULTS ACT 1971
The Date Of Royal Assent............ April 22, 1971, the date of publication in the Gazette......... 29 April 1971 REPRINT BEFORE Reprinting The first ... ... more 1992 the second Reprint of ... ... more 1999 021b.fm Page 2 Monday, March 27, 2006 5:03 PM 3 laws of MALAYSIA Act 21 ARRANGEMENT of SECTIONS AGE ADULTS ACT 1971 section 1. Short title 2. Age of adults 3. Interpretation 4. Exception 5. Repeal SCHEDULE 021b.fm Page 3 Monday, March 27, 2006 5:03 PM 021b.fm Page 4 Monday, March 27, 2006 5:03 PM 5 laws of MALAYSIA Act 21 AGE ADULTS 1971 ACT an act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the age of the adults.
[Throughout Malaysia — 30 April 1971]
BE IT enacted by the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong with the advice and consent of the Dewan Negara and Dewan Rakyat in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: short title 1. This Act may be cited as the adult Age Act 1971.
Age of adults 2. Subject to section 4, the age of a minor for all male and female is and is limited to eighteen years and every men and women who reach age is the age of adults in the country.
Interpretation 3. (1) all age calculation under this Act shall be calculated according to the Gregorian calendar.
(2) in calculating a person's age, the day that person is born shall be counted as a full day, and he shall be deemed to have reached the age of eighteen years at the beginning of the eighteenth anniversary of that day.
021b.fm Page 5 Monday, March 27, 2006 5:03 PM 6 laws of Malaysia ACT 21 Saving 4. There is nothing in this Act shall affect — (a) the ability of any person to act in the following matters, that is, marriage, divorce, Mahar and adoption;
(b) religious and ritual and religious conventions for a particular class of persons in Malaysia;
(c) any provisions contained in any other written law that set the age of adults for the purpose of the written law.
Repeal 5. Law set out in the schedule are hereby repealed.
TABLE [section 5] 1. Adult Age Act 1961 [Act 9 1961].
2. Definition for "' infant ' or ' minor '" in subsection 2 (1) of the Sabah Interpretation Ordinance [Cap. 63].
3. Definition for "' infant ' or ' minor '" in subsection 3 (1) enactment of the interpretation and general clauses 1963 Sabah [En. 34 1963].
4. Definition for "' infant ' or ' minor '" in subsection 3 (1) of the Sarawak Interpretation Ordinance [Chapter 1].
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