Iskandar Regional Development Authority Act 2007

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Iskandar Development Region authority 1 the laws of MALAYSIA Act REPRINTING 664 ACT authorities regional development ISKANDAr 2007 As at 1 November 2012, PUBLISHED by the COMMISSIONER of law revision, UNDER the AUTHORITY of law REVISION ACT 1968 2012 2 laws of Malaysia Act 664 Royal Assent Date......... February 12, 2007, the date of publication in the Gazette of ... ... more February 13, 2007 Iskandar Development Region Authority 3 laws of MALAYSIA Act 664 ACT authorities regional development ISKANDAr 2007 ARRANGEMENT of SECTIONS part I preliminary section 1. Short title and commencement 2. Interpretation part II AUTHORITY 3. Authorities 4. The objective of the Authority 5. Authority functions 6. The Power Authority 7. Additional functions of the authority 8. Membership of the Authority 9. The appointment, revocation and resignation of 10. Vacation of Office 11. The filling of casual vacancies 12. Remuneration or allowance 13. Disclosure of interest 14. The authority may establish committees 15. Iskandar Development region 16. Delegation of functions and powers of the authorities of the 17. Statements, reports, accounts and information 4 laws of Malaysia Act 664 part III CHIEF EXECUTIVE, officers and SERVANTS of the AUTHORITY section 18. The Chief Executive of 19. Intake services officers and other servants Authority 20. Financial assistance to members, officers, servants and others 21. The authority may adopt regulations, etc.
Part IV of the directions, POLICIES and STRATEGIES for the DEVELOPMENT of the ISKANDAR DEVELOPMENT REGION in 22. Responsibility Authority 23. Preparation of draft Comprehensive development plan 24. The approval or rejection of the draft Comprehensive development plan 25. Review of Comprehensive development plans or alteration 26. The obligation to take out about Comprehensive development plan approved 27. Strategic development of the prescribed part V COORDINATION BETWEEN GOVERNMENT ENTITIES in the REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT of ISKANDAR 28. Main coordinator agency 29. Commissioner of federal and State 30. Committee approval and Implementation 31. Arrangement with government entities 32. Responsibility of Government FINANCIAL Entity part VI 33. Fund 34. Expenses shall be charged on the funds of the Regional Development Authorities Iskandar 5 35. Conservation Fund 36. Fund reserve 37. Social Projects Fund 38. Bank account 39. Power to borrow 40. The investment of 41. Expenditure and preparation of estimates 42. Financial year 43. Act statutory bodies (accounts and annual reports) 1980 part VII GENERAL 44. Power to employ 45. The power to establish the company 46. Offence for providing false or misleading information 47. Offence for unauthorized modification of information in the custody of the authorities of 48. Exemption from stamp duty is 49. Obligations of confidentiality of 50. Protection against legal action and legal proceedings 51. Public authorities Protection Act 1948 52. 53 public servants. Representation in civil proceedings 54. The power to make regulations 55. Things done in anticipation of this Act made 56. Prevention of anomalies Tables section 6 laws of Malaysia Act 664 Iskandar Development Region Authority 7 laws of MALAYSIA Act 664 ACT authorities regional development ISKANDAr 2007 an act to form a Regional Development Authority Iskandar, to provide about directions, appropriate policies and strategies in relation to Regional development in the Iskandar Development, to provide for the coordination between government agencies to promote trade , investment and development in the Regional development of Iskandar, and to provide for matters connected or incidental thereto.
[February 17, 2007; P.u. (B) 55/2007] enacted by the Parliament of Malaysia as follows: part I preliminary short title and commencement 1. (1) this Act may be cited as the Regional Authorities Act Iskandar Development 2007.
(2) of this Act come into force on such date as the Minister may, after consultation with the authorities of the State of Johor, by notification in the Gazette, and the Minister may set different dates — (a) for the commencement of this Act in the area or different parts of the Iskandar Development region;
8 laws of Malaysia Act 664 (b) for the commencement of different provisions of this Act in the Regional development of Iskandar; or (c) for the commencement of different provisions of this Act in the area or different parts of the Territory Development of Iskandar.
Interpretation 2. (1) in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires — "Government entity" means — (a) the Federal Government, or any State Government, the State authority or local government; and (b) any Ministry, Department, Office, agency, authority, Commission, Board, Council, Committee or other body, Corporation or incorporated, for the Federal Government, or any State Government or local government, whether established under law or otherwise;
"Committee" means a Committee established by the authority under section 14;
"The Committee approval and Implementation" means Committee approval and implementation of established under section 30;
"State Planning Committee" means the Planning Committee for the State of Johor which is established under section 4 of the town and country planning Act 1976 [Act 172];
"Approval" means the licence, permit or approval and registration passes include relating to entry into, and departure from, Malaysia, by non-citizens of Malaysia, and for taxes, customs duties and tax exemptions and other fiscal incentives, which is required for or in connection with trade, investment and development in the Iskandar Development Region;
Iskandar Development Region authority 9 "Chief Executive" means the Chief Executive Officer appointed under subsection 18 (1) and includes any officer directed under subsection 18 (7) to perform the duties of the Chief Executive Officer;
"Fund" means the Fund Regional Development Authorities Iskandar established under section 33;
"Social Project Fund" means the Fund Social Projects established under section 37;
"National physical planning Council" has the meaning assigned to it in the town and country planning Act 1976;
"fix" means set by regulations;
"Minister" means the Prime Minister;
"Ministers" means the Minister of Johor;
"Joint-Chairman" means the Chairman With Authority who are appointed pursuant to section 8;
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner appointed under section 29;
"Authority" means the Iskandar Development Region Authority established under section 3;
"the local planning authority" has the meaning assigned to it in the town and country planning Act 1976;
"local authority" means the local authority for the area or areas within the territory of the Iskandar Development;
"Comprehensive development plan" means a comprehensive development plan for Regional development of Iskandar, and includes any variation to the Comprehensive development plan by virtue of section 25; and "the draft Comprehensive development plan" shall be construed as required by the context;
10 laws of Malaysia Act 664 "structural plan" has the meaning assigned to it in the town and country planning Act 1976 in its application for the State of Johor;
"local plan" has the meaning assigned to it in the town and country planning Act 1976;
"land" means land either besieged or not compiled programs or reserved for concerted wholly or partly as a public flower gardens, public parks, sports fields and public recreation, wind dining public public or walking as a public place;
"The development of the Iskandar Region" means the area or areas specified by the Minister in accordance with section 15.
(2) for the avoidance of doubt, nothing-nothing in this Act shall be construed as to reduce or limit the jurisdiction, powers and functions of the Johor State Authorities in respect of matters of lands and local government.
Part II the AUTHORITIES authorities 3. (1) a body corporate by the name "Iskandar Development Region Authority" was established.
(2) the authority shall have perpetual succession and a common seal.
(3) the authority may sue and be sued (s).
(4) subject to and for the purposes of this Act, the authority may, upon such terms as he thinks fit — (a) enter into contracts;
(b) acquire, purchase, take, hold and enjoy any kind of movable and immovable property; and Regional Authorities Iskandar 11 (c) transfer, assign, surrender, refund, charge, mortgage, mendemiskan, assign it, transferred, or in any other way dispose of, or make any arrangements regarding, any movable or immovable property or any interest vested in the authorities.
The objective of the authorities

4. The objective of the authority is to develop Regional Development Iskandar to be an international metropolis that is strong and sustainable.
5 authority functions. The functions of the authority are — (a) to prescribe policies, direction and strategies of the country relating to the development in the Iskandar Development Region and other functions related thereto as provided in part IV;
(b) to coordinate the implementation of activities carried out by government entities in the Regional development of Iskandar as provided in part V includes — (i) to act as the main coordinator or agent authorized agent in respect of the application for approval in respect of which the authority has made an agreement or arrangement under section 31;
(ii) to recommend standards, guidelines, best practices and processes and procedures, administration of the standard shall be used by the Government for Regional development of Iskandar; and (iii) to monitor the implementation of standards, guidelines, best practices and processes and procedures, uniform administration in facilitating the development of the Iskandar Development region;
12 laws of Malaysia Act 664 (c) to make inquiries, conducting research, collect, analyse and publish check information, statistics and factors that affect or are related to the development, business or investment and to disseminate information, statistics and the factors to investors or potential investors, whether local or foreign, in the Regional development of Iskandar and to relevant Government Entities;
(d) to recommend to the Government entities related policies, laws and actions shall apply to the province of Iskandar to increase international competitiveness for industry and trade in the Regional development of Iskandar;
(e) to recommend to the relevant Government Entities in respect of incentive taxes, customs duties and tax exemptions and other fiscal incentives applicable to investors in Iskandar Development Region;
(f) to promote and stimulate the development of the Iskandar Region as a center of trade, investment and logistics duty free area, and tourist destinations;
(g) to promote, stimulate, facilitate and m e I n u s a h a a n d a l a m Wi l a y a h P e m b a n g u n I o n s Davis — (i) economic and social development;
(ii) development of tourism and infrastructure as well as the development of shelter, agriculture, industrial and commercial;
(iii) development of Arts, culture, sports and recreational activities;
(iv) public education including the development of educational facilities; and (v) public health including the development of medical and health facilities;
(h) to promote private sector investment in the development referred to in paragraph (g);
Iskandar Development Region authority 13 (i) to plan, implement in stages-stage and co-ordinate the implementation of the activities referred to in paragraph (f) and (g) and any other activities in the Regional development of Iskandar characterized by the authorities as having a strategic national interests or national interest; and (j) to perform any other functions conferred by or under this Act and to perform any other functions that are in addition to, incidental to, or arising from any of the functions set out in this section.
Power authorities 6. Subject to and for the purposes of this Act, the powers of the authority shall include power — (a) to carry out all activities, in particular activities of a commercial or industrial activities relating to trade, investment, logistics, tourism, infrastructure and research activities and training, which is commissioning found by the authorities is necessary, appropriate or beneficial for or in connection with the performance of its functions;
(b) for mendayausahakan and to conduct studies on areas of development and redevelopment as possible and to recommend a plan that outlines the activities of the development or redevelopment and studies to determine whether the undertaking and conduct development projects or redevelopment can be carried out;
(c) to require that — (i) all relevant Government Entities to provide any assistance and submit any information in their possession as may be required by the authorities to enable the authorities to carry out the functions referred to in paragraph 5 (c); and 14 laws of Malaysia Act 664 (ii) all government entities, companies and corporations, and body and others, whether local or foreign, engaged in conduct or intend to carry out development in the Iskandar Development Region to submit a report, containing such particulars and information as may be specified by the authority, in respect of their activities or activities proposed by them;
(d) to coordinate the development, including property development, infrastructure and public facilities in the province of Iskandar;
(e) to make recommendations to State Authorities and local authorities in the development of the Iskandar Region in relation to the functions and services of local government including local planning control and regulation, approval or control all the building and operation of the building, repair and removal of building debris and harmful, and prohibition, the closure and demolition of the building that has the class, design or appearance within the Iskandar Development Region;
(f) to cooperate with or act as authorized agents for, or otherwise acting in conjunction with or on behalf of, any Government entity, any company or Corporation, or any body or person, whether local or foreign;
(g) to call directly or indirectly any investors or potential investors, whether local or foreign, with a view to encouraging investment in Regional development of Iskandar;
(h) to develop and co-ordinate the conduct of activities referred to in paragraph (a) and (b) by any Government entity or other person, whether local or foreign;
(i) to establish or expand, or advancing the establishment or expansion of, the company or other body to carry out any of the activities referred to in paragraph (a) and (b) either under control or partial control Authorities or independently;
Iskandar Development Region authority 15 (j) to underwrite or otherwise acquire and hold any securities and to dispose of the securities upon such terms and conditions as may be specified by the authority;
(k) subject to and in accordance with any written law, to establish, manage and operate any investment fund, whether in relation to property, stocks, shares or otherwise, and to dissolve the investment fund upon such terms and conditions as may be specified by the authority;
(l) to apply for and receive the alienation or transfer of title in the Regional development of Iskandar for development;
(m) to dispose of the assets of capital and to use the proceeds of the disposal;
(n) to appoint any agent as it thinks fit for the purposes of its functions;
(o) to impose fees, fees, levies, contributions or any other charges which it thinks fit to give effect to any of the functions or powers; and (d) to do all things expedient or necessary for or incidental to the performance of its functions under this Act.
The function of the additional authorities 7. In addition to the duties imposed on and the powers vested in the authority by this Act, the authority may operate any other functions, exercise such other powers and spend any money for any purpose submitted or given to it by the Federal Government, or Johor State Government with the approval of the Minister, and in doing so the authorities shall be deemed to fulfill the purposes of this Act and the provisions of this Act shall apply to the relevant authorities by undertaking such functions the exercise of that power, and spending the money: provided that accounts for the Fund shall be kept separate and apart from the accounts of the Fund.
16 laws of Malaysia Act 664 Membership authority 8. (1) the authority shall consist of the following members: (a) two Co-chair, one of whom was Prime Minister and one other is the Menteri Besar;
(b) two representatives of the Federal Government, which consists of — (i) the Secretary General of Treasury; and (ii) the Director General of the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister's Department;
(c) two representatives of the Government of the State of Johor, which consists of — (i) State Secretary of Johor; and (ii) the State Economic Planning Unit Director for the State of Johor; and

(d) two other members who shall be appointed by the Minister with the consent of the Menteri Besar, who, in the opinion of the Minister, have experience and showed ability and professionalism in matters relating to banking, financial, planning, local government, trade, business or administration, or otherwise suitable for appointment because knowledge, experience or their specific academic qualification, one of whom shall be from the banking, financial, commercial or private.
(2) the Prime Minister shall be the alternate member to the Prime Minister to chair, in lieu of the Prime Minister, a meeting of the authority if the Prime Minister was unable to attend for any reason.
(3) when presiding over a meeting of the authority, the Deputy Prime Minister shall for all purposes be deemed to be one of the Co-chair.
(4) the provisions of the Schedule shall apply to the authority.
Iskandar Development Region authority 17 appointment, revocation and resignation of 9. (1) a member of the Authority appointed in accordance with paragraph 8 (1) (d) shall, subject to any conditions specified in the instrument of appointment, hold office for a term not exceeding two years and shall be eligible for re-election for a maximum period of three successive term also.
(2) the appointment of any member pursuant to paragraph 8 (1) (d) may at any time be revoked by the Minister, with the agreement of the Menteri Besar, without assigning any reason for the revocation.
(3) a member appointed pursuant to paragraph 8 (1) (d) may at any time resign his Office by letter addressed to the Minister.
vacation of Office 10. Office of a member of the Authority appointed in accordance with paragraph 8 (1) (d) be blank — (a) if he dies;
(b) if it has been proved against him, or he has been convicted of, a charge in respect of — (i) an offence involving fraud, dishonesty or moral turpitude;
(ii) an offence under any law relating to corruption or under section 49; or (iii) any other offence punishable with imprisonment (whether imprisonment only, or in addition to or in lieu of a fine) for more than two years;
(c) if he becomes bankrupt;
(d) if he is of unsound mind or otherwise is unable to meet its obligations;
18 laws of Malaysia Act 664 (e) if he fails to attend meetings of the authority three times in a row without the permission of the Chairman of the Joint;
(f) if his resignation is accepted by the Minister; or (g) if his appointment is revoked by the Minister.
the filling of casual vacancies 11. If any person ceases to be a member of the authority by virtue of any provision of this Act, another person shall be appointed to replace it in accordance with the provisions of the case.
Remuneration or allowance 12. There shall be paid to members of the authority such remuneration or allowance as determined by the Minister.
disclosure of interest 13. (1) any member of the authority, Committee approval and Implementation of a Committee have or acquire an interest directly or indirectly by himself, through a member of his family or its affiliates in connection with any matter under discussion by the authority or Committee approval and Implementation or Committee shall disclose to the authorities, the Committee approval and Implementation or Committee, as the case may be , the fact his interest and the interest of the type.
(2) a disclosure under subsection (1) shall be recorded in the minutes of meetings of the authority, Approval and implementation of Committee or Committee, as the case may be, in which the matter is discussed and, after the disclosure, the Member — (a) cannot attend or take part in any discussion or decision of the authority, Approval and implementation of Committee or Committee, as the case may be , on the matter; and Regional Authorities Iskandar 19 (b) cannot be counted for the purpose of forming a quorum of the authority, approval and implementation of Committee or Committee, as the case may be, when the matter is discussed or decided.
(3) any member of the authority, Approval and implementation of Committee or a Committee does not disclose his interest as provided under subsection (1) commits an offence and shall, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or both of each.
(4) no act or proceeding of the authority, Approval and implementation of Committee or a Committee may ditidaksahkan on the ground that any member of the authority, Approval and implementation of Committee or Committee has violated this section.
(5) for the purposes of this section — "family member", in respect of a member of the authority, approval and implementation of the Committee or of a Committee, including — (a) his spouse; (b) the parent, including the parent's spouse; (c) his son including adopted child or child ur; (d) other siblings include brothers husband or wife;
and (e) a husband or his wife or his sister; and "allies", in respect of a member of the authority, approval and implementation of the Committee or of a Committee, means — (a) a person who is a member or employee of the trustee (s); (b) the Member firms or any nominee of his, is a partner;
(c) partner to the Member;
20 laws of Malaysia Act 664 (d) a trustee of a trust under which the Member or a member of his family is a beneficiary; or (e) any pe rbadanan meng iku t penge r t i an of the companies Act 1965 [Act 125], which the Member or any nominee of his or her family member is a Director or has a substantial holding of shares in such Corporation.
the authority may establish committees 14. (1) the authority may establish such committees as it considers necessary or expedient to assist it in carrying out its functions under this Act.
(2) the authority may choose any of its members to be the Chairman of a Committee.
(3) the authority may appoint any person to be a member of any Committee established under subsection (1).
(4) a member of the Committee shall hold office for such period as may be specified in the letter of appointment and shall be eligible for re-election.
(5) the authority may revoke the appointment of any member of the Committee without assigning any reason for the revocation.
(6) a member of the Committee may at any time resign his Office by giving notice in writing to the Chairman With the authorities.
(7) a Committee may regulate its own procedure.
(8) a Committee shall be subject to and act in accordance with any instructions given to the Committee by the authorities.
(9) the authority may at any time discontinue or change the membership of a Committee.
Iskandar Development Region authority 21 (10) meetings of a Committee shall be held at any time and at any place determined by the Chairman of the Committee.
(11) a Committee shall cause — (a) the minutes of all its meetings to be maintained and stored in a proper form; and (b) sa l mini t all inan tnya mesyuara shall be submitted to the authorities as soon as practicable.
(12) any minutes made of meetings of a Committee shall, if it has been duly signed, is admissible in evidence in all legal proceedings without further proof.
(13) every meeting of a Committee in respect of its proceedings minutes were made in accordance with subsection (11) and (12) shall be deemed to have been duly convened and held and all members of the meeting have been duly qualified to act.
(14) a Committee may invite any person to attend any of its meetings, for the purpose of advising it on any matter under discussion, but that person shall not be entitled to vote at the meeting.
(15) members of a Committee or any person invited to attend any meeting of a Committee may be paid such allowances and other expenses as determined by the authorities.
(16) no act done or proceeding taken under this Act may be questioned on the ground that — (a) any vacancy in the membership of, or any defect in the establishment, of a Committee; or (b) there is any omission, defect or ketidakteraturan that are not touching the merits of it.
22 laws of Malaysia Act 664 Iskandar development region 15. (1) the Minister may, with the agreement of the authorities of the State of Johor, from time to time, by notification in the Gazette determine the area or areas in which the authority shall carry out its functions under this Act and the area or areas that shall be known as "Iskandar Development Region".

(2) Notwithstanding any other written law, it is the responsibility of the authorities to undertake, in the Territorial Development of Iskandar, the functions provided by this Act.
delegation of functions and powers of the authority 16. (1) the authority may, in writing, delegate any of its functions, and its powers, other than powers to borrow money, to get loans or to make subsidiary legislation, to — (a) Co-chair;
(b) a member of the authority;
(c) the Committee approval and Implementation;
(d) a Committee; or (e) an officer of the authority.
(2) without prejudice to subsection (1) and the other provisions of this Act, the authority may delegate to a member of the authority, Approval and implementation of Committee or a Committee or an officer of the authority, the authority to authorize expenditures from the Fund, Fund Social Projects or any other vested in and under the control of the authorities to such a level that must be stated by the authorities.
(3) a member of the authority, Approval and implementation of Committee or a Committee or an officer, as the case may be, delegated with functions or such power was bound to observe and take into account all conditions and restrictions imposed by the authorities and all the requirements, procedures and matters specified by the authorities.
Iskandar Development Region authority 23 (4) any function or power delegated under this section shall be implemented and carried out in the name of and on behalf of the authorities.
(5) a delegation under this section shall not prevent the authorities from performing or conducting himself at any time any of the functions or powers delegated it.
statements, reports, accounts and information 17. (1) the authority shall provide to the Minister, and any public authority as directed by the Minister, any statements, reports, accounts and information concerning the property and activities of the authority as required or directed by the Minister from time to time.
(2) without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the authority shall, as soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, cause to be made and sent to the Minister and, if directed by the Minister, to any other public authority a report which deals with the activities of the Authority during the previous financial year.
(3) the report under subsection (2) shall be in such form and shall contain any information relating to the proceedings and policy of the authority as may be specified by the Minister from time to time.
Part III, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS and SERVANTS AUTHORITY Chief Executive 18. (1) the authority shall appoint a Chief Executive on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit.
(2) the Chief Executive shall be responsible for — (a) the conduct, administration and general management functions, activities and Affairs of the day to day authority;
24 laws of Malaysia Act 664 (b) preparation of programmes, schemes and projects for the consideration of the authority;
(c) the implementation of all programmes, schemes and projects authority; and (d) implementation of the decisions of the authority and instructions Co-chair.
(3) the Chief Executive shall have general control over the officers and servants of the authority.
(4) the Chief Executive shall be the Secretary to the authorities.
(5) the Chief Executive shall perform such additional duties as may be directed by the authority from time to time.
(6) in fulfilling its duties, the Chief Executive shall act under the authority and direction of the General authorities.
(7) if the Chief Executive does not exist in Malaysia temporarily or temporarily incapacitated due to illness or for any other reason for discharging its duties, the authority may direct any other officer to perform the duties of the Chief Executive in the absence or inability of the temporarily.
intake services officers and other servants authority 19. (1) subject to any regulations made under subsection (3), the authority may, from time to time, employ any number of officers and servants as may be deemed appropriate and necessary by the authorities and on such terms as it thinks fit to carry out the purposes of this Act.
(2) No person shall be eligible to take service as officers or servants of the authority if he has, directly or indirectly, by himself or through his partner, any share or interest in any contract or proposed contract with, for or on behalf of the authorities.
Iskandar Development Region authority 25 (3) the authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations with respect to the terms of service of the officers and servants of the authority.
financial assistance to members, officers, servants and others 20. The authority may provide — (a) the payment of retirement benefits, remuneration and other allowances as determined by the Authority to the officers and servants of the authority;
(b) subsidies, grants, financing or credit facilities, with or without interest, for the purpose of housing or vehicles, and financing or loans other mercy, to members, officers and servants of the authority;
(c) subsidies, grants, financing or credit facilities, with or without interest, for the purpose of medicine to members, officers and servants of the authority, and their dependants;
(d) financing or credit facilities, with or without interest, for the purpose of education or scholarships to members, officers and servants of the authority or any other person; and (e) donation to any person, upon such terms and conditions as may be determined by the authorities.
the authority may adopt regulations, etc.
21. The Authority may adopt any modifications it deems fit any regulations, rules, policies, circulars and instructions made or issued by the Federal Government in connection with any matter under this part.
26 laws of Malaysia Act 664 part IV directions, POLICIES and STRATEGIES for REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT in the ISKANDAR DEVELOPMENT Responsibility authority 22. (1) in the performance of its functions under this Act, it is the responsibility of the authorities to — (a) ensure that such functions are exercised in such a way that can ensure the success of the policy of the Federal Government and the Government of the State of Johor in force and in particular policies relating to development in the Iskandar Development Region; and (b) pay attention to and act in accordance with the general framework of — (i) the national policy for development and land use control; and (ii) the general policies of Johor State Authorities in respect of development planning and use of land and buildings.
(2) without prejudice to any other provisions of this Act, in the exercise of its responsibilities under subsection (1), the authority shall — (a) assist the State Planning Committee and the local planning authority in relation to coordinating the development in Regional development of Iskandar, and for this purpose, the authority shall provide a Comprehensive development plan and formulate strategies and initiatives for the implementation of Comprehensive development plans in the private and public sectors for adoption by local planning authorities that pursuant to subsection 24 (4);
(b) integrating policies and planning strategies of the Federal Government, the State Government of Johor and local planning authorities as far as policy and planning strategies that can be used for or in connection with the development of the Iskandar Region;
Iskandar Development Region authority 27 (c) implement strategies and initiatives for the development of trade and international marketing, and attraction of investments to the development of the Iskandar, according to Comprehensive development plans;
(d) identify the infrastructure required to maintain and grow the economy in the development of Comprehensive development plans according to Iskandar, develop and recommend strategies and initiatives for the preparation of the infrastructure, to receive and assign any money appropriated by Parliament for the provision and monitoring of construction, implementation, operation and penyenggaraannya;
(e) recommends that the criteria to be met by government entities and private contractors in relation to the provision of, or ability to prepare, infrastructure or services required, according to the Comprehensive development plan, for economic development in the Iskandar Development Region;
(f) identify the skills required for the retention and expansion of Regional economic development of Iskandar and developing strategies to ensure that the skills developed and maintained; and (g) integrate scientific research and technology and commercial exploitation within the framework of Regional economic development of Iskandar.
preparation of draft development plans Comprehensive 23. (1) for the purposes of paragraph 22 (2) (a), the authority shall prepare a draft Comprehensive development plan for Regional development of Iskandar.
(2) the draft Comprehensive development plans shall include a written statement and —

(a) shall formulate, with detail as deemed appropriate by the authorities, his idea for the overall framework, vision and objectives of regional development the development of Iskandar, which shall include a strategy for the development of the physical, economic and Social Development in the Iskandar;
28 laws of Malaysia Act 664 (b) shall formulate, with detail as deemed appropriate by the authorities, his proposal for the planning and implementation of initiatives for the realization of the strategy referred to in paragraph (a), which shall include initiatives relating to — (i) the functions of the authority under paragraph 5 (b) and (d);
(ii) increase the quality of living environment in the Regional development of Iskandar;
(iii) improvement of social development in the Iskandar Development Region;
(iv) the management of land use in the development of the Iskandar Region;
(v) management and development of urbanization in the development of the Iskandar;
(vi) protection, preservation and enhancement of environmental resources, natural resources, parks and agricultural land in the province of Iskandar;
(vii) development of coastal areas in Regional development of Iskandar berseimbang with natural coastal environment protection;
(viii) the penggiatan and the improvement of the economic environment, social and physical Johor Bahru city centre;
(ix) preparation, integration and coordination of urban infrastructure and service facilities in the Regional development of Iskandar;
(x) repair relations of the city in the province of Iskandar for the movement of goods and people;
(xi) transportation oriented development development in the Iskandar Development Region; and (xii) commercial development of targeted, Regional Development Authorities which shall be in accordance Iskandar 29 with the overall framework, the vision, objectives and strategy referred to in paragraph (a); and (c) be able to formulate, with detail as deemed appropriate by the authorities, recommendations, policies and strategies applicable to the area around the development of the Iskandar Region as far as the proposed policy and strategy that reasonably required to achieve the recommendations referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b); and without prejudice to the generality of foregoing, recommendations, policies and strategies applicable to the area around the development of the Iskandar Region may include matters relating to safety, protection and improvement of the environment and preservation of natural resources.
(3) the draft Comprehensive development plans shall contain, or accompanied by, any maps, diagrams, illustrations, reports, drawings, models and descriptions as may be thought fit by the authorities for the purpose of explaining or describing the proposed in the Comprehensive development plan, or as in any particular case specified in the instructions given by the State Planning Committee; and maps, diagrams, illustrations, reports, drawings, models and materials description shall be considered to be part of a comprehensive development plan.
(4) in formulating its proposal in the draft Comprehensive development plans, the authority shall consult with national physical planning Council, the State Planning Committee and local planning authorities in the Regional development of Iskandar, and ensure that the suggestions generally comply with the structure plan as their condition at the moment, whether it was effective or not, and should pay attention to — (a) any information and other considerations, which in its opinion are related , or the national physical planning Council or State Planning Committee in any particular case ordered him to to take into account; and (b) national policies, regional State of Johor and any related.
30 laws of Malaysia Act 664 approval or rejection of the Comprehensive development plan draft 24. (1) where the Authority has prepared a draft Comprehensive development plans, the authority shall submit the draft of the Comprehensive development plan to the State Planning Committee for its approval.
(2) if the State Planning Committee is of the opinion that the draft of the Comprehensive development plan or any part thereof is not prepared in accordance with the requirements of subsection 23 (4), the State Planning Committee can withhold his approval to draft the Comprehensive development plan until the requirements have been met.
(3) the authority shall publish the fact of approval of the draft Comprehensive development plans by the State Planning Committee — (a) on the internet web site of the authority, in the national language and English, along with a comprehensive development plan approved; and (b) release at least one in three local newspapers in the national language and one local newspapers in English, together with the mark with it Comprehensive development plans approved can be identified and with a statement of the place where the comprehensive development plan approved it may be inspected.
(4) after the Comprehensive development plans have been approved — (a) in relation to any area in the Regional development of Iskandar for which a local plan has yet to receive the agreement of the authorities of the State of Johor, the State Planning Committee shall give an instruction to the local planning authority under paragraph 12 (3) (b) and subsection 12 (8) town and country planning Act 1976 to incorporate into the draft local plan for the area of any contents of the Comprehensive development plan approved as thought related or appropriate by State Planning Committee; and Regional Authorities Iskandar 31 (b) in relation to any area in the Regional development of Iskandar for which a local plan has received the agreement of the authorities of the State of Johor, the State Planning Committee shall give an instruction to the local planning authority under subsection 16 (2) town and country planning Act 1976 to change the local plan by inserting any content Comprehensive development plan approved it as it considers relevant or appropriate by State Planning Committee.
Review of Comprehensive development plans or alteration 25. (1) the authority and the State Planning Committee may at any time in association to review or amend the comprehensive development plan.
(2) section 24 shall apply, with the necessary modifications, in relation to a variation of the comprehensive development plan as that section applies in relation to the preparation of draft Comprehensive development plans.
The obligation to take out about Comprehensive development plan approved 26. Be the duty of every Government entity and person, whether local or foreign, to take out about, and act in the manner consistent with — (a) the content of the Comprehensive development plan approved that does not put in a local plan pursuant to subsection 24 (4) in carrying out its functions and obligations, in the exercise of its powers, and in carrying out its activities, in the province of Iskandar Development; and (a) the content of the Comprehensive development plan approved as described in paragraph 23 (2) (c) which is not included in a local plan pursuant to subsection 24 (4), if any, in carrying out their functions and obligations, in the exercise of its powers, and in carrying out its activities in the vicinity of the Regional development of Iskandar.
32 laws of Malaysia Act 664 strategic development set 27. (1) the authority with the agreement of the State Planning Committee can set any development or any area or areas within the territory of the Iskandar Development that may have a significant economic impact to the development of the Iskandar Region as a strategic development and strategic development areas specified.
(2) any person or Government entity that intends to run — (a) any prescribed strategic development; or (b) any development in the area of strategic development set, shall first refer the development proposal to the authorities to get instructions before carrying out the proposed development.
(3) a direction given under subsection (2) is to ensure compliance and consistency with the content of the comprehensive development plan approved not included in a draft local plan pursuant to subsection 24 (4).
Part V COORDINATION BETWEEN GOVERNMENT ENTITIES in REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT Agency webmaster 28 ISKANDAR. (1) the authority shall, in coordinating the implementation of activities carried out by government entities in the Regional development of Iskandar — (a) acts as the main coordinator or agent authorized agent on behalf of the relevant Government Entities in relation to the receipt, processing and pencepatan approval and administrative action may be required in connection with the application for approval in respect of which the authority has made an agreement or arrangement under section 31; and Regional Authorities 33 Iskandar

(b) provide the necessary administrative assistance to the authorities of the State of Johor in connection with matters relating to land in the Territory Development of Iskandar.
(2) the authority may, in carrying out its role referred to in paragraph (1) (a) — (a) impose on the applicant for the approval of such fees, costs, levies, contributions or any other charges as may be prescribed in respect of the services provided by the authority; and (b) on behalf of the relevant Government Entities, collecting from the applicant for the approval of such fees, costs, levies, contributions or any other charges as required with valid by the Government entities related to the application.
Commissioner of federal and State 29. (1) the authority shall appoint two Commissioners or more from amongst the officers and servants of the authority to help the authority of its functions under section 28.
(2) at least one of the Commissioners shall be authorized by the Federal Government to communicate with and co-ordinate all ministries, departments, offices, agency, authority, Commission, Board, Council, Committee or other body, Corporation or incorporated, the Federal Government related to accelerate production or provision of all Approvals required or available under federal law.
(3) at least one of the Commissioners shall be authorised by the Johor State Government to communicate with and co-ordinate all Department, Office, agency, authority, Commission, Board, Council, Committee or other body, Corporation or incorporated, the Johor State Government related to accelerate production or provision of all Approvals required or available under the laws of the State of Johor.
34 the laws of Malaysia Act 664 Committee approval and implementation of 30. (1) the authority shall establish an approval and implementation Committee which shall consist of the following members: (a) a Chairman, who is Menteri Besar;
(b) the Chief Executive;
(c) a representative of the Ministry in charge of finance;
(d) a representative of the right companies Commission of Malaysia;
(e) a representative of the Ministry responsible for immigration;
(f) a representative of the Ministry in charge of international trade and industry;
(g) the Director of the State land and Mines Department;
(h) the State Planning Director;
(i) the Commissioner;
(j) President of the for every local authority in the Regional development of Iskandar; and (k) any other member appointed by the authorities.
(2) the authority may, in respect of each member appointed under paragraph (1) (c) to (f), appoint an alternate member to attend meetings of the Committee if the Member is unable to attend for any reason.
(3) when attending the meeting of the authority of a member of an alternate shall for all purposes be deemed to be members of the Committee.
(4) the Committee approval and Implementation shall be responsible for — (a) identify the proposed development and investment or strategic in Iskandar Region;
Iskandar Development Region authority 35 (b) monitor the status of all Approvals in respect of the proposed development and investment or the strategic;
(c) co-ordinate the roles and activities of all relevant Government Entities to accelerate the implementation of the proposed development and investment or the strategic;
(d) identify any difficulties or issues that arise during the implementation of the proposed development and investment or strategic, and take or recommend measures and appropriate administrative action to resolve difficulties or the issue;
(e) report on the status of implementation of the proposed development and major strategic investment or to the Authorities; and (f) perform any other function or duty delegated to it by the Authority pursuant to paragraph 16 (1) (c).
(5) Approval and implementation Committee may regulate its own procedure.
(6) the Committee approval and Implementation shall be subject to and act in accordance with any instructions given to the Committee by the authorities.
(7) meetings of the Committee approval and Implementation shall be held at any time and at any place determined by the Chairman of the Committee.
(8) the Committee approval and Implementation shall cause — (a) the minutes of all its meetings to be maintained and stored in a proper form; and (b) sa l mini t all inan tnya mesyuara shall be submitted to the authorities as soon as practicable.
(9) any minutes made during the meetings of the Committee approval and Implementation shall, if duly signed, is admissible in evidence in all legal proceedings without further proof.
36 laws of Malaysia Act 664 (10) every meeting of Committee approval and Implementation with respect to its proceedings minutes were made in accordance with subsection (8) and (9) shall be deemed to have been duly convened and held and all members of the meeting have been duly qualified to act.
(11) member of Committee approval and Implementation may be paid such allowances and other expenses as determined by the authorities.
(12) no act done or proceeding taken under this Act may be questioned on the ground that — (a) any vacancy in the membership of, or any defect in the creation, Approval and implementation Committee; or (b) there is any omission, defect or ketidakteraturan that are not touching the merits of it.
arrangement with government entities 31. (1) subject to subsection (2), the authority may make an agreement or arrangement with any government entities in respect of — (a) the exercise by the authorities and Government entities that any of the functions and powers of their respective; (b) the conduct or the provision of any works or services by the relevant authorities of the Government entity or by the Government entities for authority; or (c) collection by the authorities on behalf of the Government entities that any fees, costs, levies, contributions or any other charges as may be required to be charged or charged by valid by the Government entities.
(2) any agreement or arrangement made under subsection (1) shall — (a) with the consent of the Minister in the case of an Entity of the Federal Government; (b) with the consent of the authorities of the State in the case of the Johor State Government entity; and (c) subject to and in accordance with the law regulating the powers and functions of the relevant government entities.
Iskandar Development Region authority Responsibility Government entities 37 32. The responsibility of every Government entity to — (a) cooperate with and assist the authorities in implementing the functions of the authority under this Act;
(b) if applicable, reference and use information, statistics and spread by the authority under paragraph 5 (c) in carrying out its functions and obligations, in the exercise of its powers, and in carrying out its activities, in the province of Iskandar Development; and (c) give appropriate consideration to the policy, law and the proposed action shall apply to Regional development of Iskandar as recommended by the authority under paragraph 5 (d).
Part VI FINANCIAL Fund 33. (1) a fund known as the "Regional Authorities Fund the development of Iskandar" which shall be administered and controlled by the authorities was established.
(2) the Fund shall consist of — (a) any sum of money allocated by Parliament for the purposes of this Act, from time to time;
(b) any sum of money paid from time to time to the authorities of the loans made by the authority;
(c) all monies earned from handling any project, scheme or Enterprise financed out of the Fund;
(d) all monies earned or derived from any property, investments, fund investments, mortgages, charges or debentures acquired by or vested in the authority;
38 the laws of Malaysia Act 664 (e) any other property, investments, fund investments, mortgages, charges or debentures acquired by or vested in the authority;
(f) the amount of money borrowed by the authorities for the purpose of fulfilling any of its obligations or discharging any of its obligations;
(g) fees, costs, levies, contributions and other charges imposed by the authority under this Act;
(h) all monies earned from consulting services and advice and any other services provided by the authority;
(i) all sums of money or other property, in addition to the amount of money referred to in paragraph 28 (2) (b) and subsection 37 (2), that in such a way become payable to or vested in the authority in respect of any matter incidental to the functions, powers and duties; and (j) all other moneys lawfully received by the authorities.
expenses shall be charged on the Fund 34. The Fund shall be expended for the purpose of — (a) to pay any expenses lawfully incurred by the authority, including the fees and the cost of survey and legal fees and other costs;

(b) paying the remuneration, allowances and expenses of other members of the authority, Committee approval and implementation, any Committee, officers and servants of the authority including giving loans and down payment, retirement allowance, retirement benefits, pensions and remuneration;
(c) pay any expenses, costs or other expenses incurred or accepted with valid by the authorities in the performance of its functions or exercise of its powers under this Act;
Iskandar Development Region authority 39 (d) buy or rent a plant, equipment, machinery and materials, acquire land and other assets, and to erect the building, and exercise such other functions and the undertaking in the performance of its functions or exercise of its powers under this Act;
(e) pay any moneys borrowed under this Act and the interest payable on money borrowed it;
(f) to grant financial assistance under section 20; and (g) generally pay any expenses for carrying out the provisions of this Act.
Conservation Fund 35. Be the duty of the authorities to conserve the Fund with the performance of its functions and exercise of its powers under this Act in such a way that with uncertain that the total revenues of the authority sufficient to pay all sums properly chargeable on revenue account, including depreciation and interest on capital, from year to year.
36 reserve fund. The authority shall establish and manage a fund the reserve fund.
37 Social Projects Fund. (1) the authority shall establish and manage a fund known as the "Social Project Fund".
(2) Social Projects Fund shall consist of — (a) any sums contributed or donated from time to time for the purpose of Social Projects Fund by any person, Corporation or other entity; and 40 laws of Malaysia Act 664 (b) the amount of money borrowed by the authorities for the purpose of Social Projects Fund.
(3) Social Projects Fund shall be expended for projects, schemes and undertaking which, in the opinion of the authority, it is for the benefit of community Regional Development General Iskandar and in line with the strategies and initiatives in a comprehensive development plans relating to social development, and which can, for the avoidance of doubt, including project, scheme and undertaking for the development of Arts and culture.
38 bank accounts. The authority shall open and maintain an account or accounts with any bank in Malaysia as it deems fit by authorities, and every account must be handled at the earliest time that can be implemented by cheque signed by any person authorized by the Authority in that behalf from time to time.
Power to borrow 39. (1) the authority may from time to time, with the approval of the Federal Government, to borrow, at such rate of interest and for such period and upon such terms about the time and manner of repayment and otherwise as may be approved by the Federal Government, any sums required by the authority to meet its obligations or discharging any of its duties or for the purposes of Social Projects Fund.
(2) the authority may from time to time, with the approval of the Federal Government, to borrow money through the issuance of bonds, debentures or stock of any class and values and on such terms, with the approval of the Federal Government, as he thinks expedient, for all or any of the following purposes: (a) the provision of working capital;
(b) implementation of the functions, the exercise of the powers and discharge the duties of the authority under this Act;
Iskandar Development Region authority 41 (c) the implementation of any additional functions by the authority under this Act;
(d) redemption of any shares or shares that the authorities required or entitled to redeem; and (e) any other expenses properly chargeable to capital account.
40 investment. Money the authorities, to the extent that money is not required to be expended by the authority under this Act, shall be invested in such manner as approved by the Minister.
expenses and the preparation of the estimate of 41. (1) the expenditure Authority up to any amount authorised by the Minister for any one year shall be paid out of the Fund.
(2) before the beginning of the month of September each year, the authority shall submit to the Minister an estimate of expenses, including expenses for development projects, for the ensuing year in such form and containing such particulars as may be directed by the Minister.
(3) the Minister shall, before the beginning of the following year, told Authorities the amount authorised for expenditure generally or the amount allowed for each description of expenditure.
(4) the authority may at any time submit to the Minister an estimate of additional expenses for any one year and the Minister may allow the whole or any part of the additional expenditure included in the supplementary estimates.
(5) the Minister may direct the Authority to submit a copy of the estimates or supplementary estimates, as the case may be, to any other public authority as specified in the instructions.
42 laws of Malaysia Act 664 42 financial year. The financial year of the authority shall commence on 1 January and ends on 31 December of each year.
Act statutory bodies (accounts and annual reports) 1980 43. Act statutory bodies (accounts and annual reports) 1980 [Act 240] shall apply to the authority.
Part VII GENERAL authority to employ 44. The authority may employ, appoint and pay agents, contractors and technical advisers, including advocates and solicitors, bankers, stock brokers, surveyors, valuers and others, to conduct any business, to carry out any project, scheme or enterprise, or to do any act required to be performed or done in the performance of its functions, the exercise of its powers or perform its obligations or to carry out the purposes of this act better.
The power to establish the company's 45. The authority may set up a company under the companies Act 1965 to run and maintain, organize and manage any project, a scheme or enterprise that has been planned or undertaken by the Authorities in the performance of its functions or exercise of its powers.
Offence for providing false or misleading information 46. (1) subject to subsection (2), a person who disclose or provide information to the authorities that he knows or he has reason to believe is false or misleading commits an offence and shall, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars.
Iskandar Development Region authority 43 (2) If a person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is a person who his profession regulated by any law, he may, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand ringgit.
Offence for unauthorized modification of information in the custody of the authorities of 47. (1) a person commits an offence if he does any act which he knows will result in an alteration without authority any information, statistics or other data, whether in electronic form or otherwise, in the possession, custody or control of the authorities.
(2) for the purposes of this section — (a) it is immaterial that the acts concerned are not directed to — (i) any information, statistics or specific data;
(ii) any type of information, statistics or data; or (iii) any information, statistics or data stored in any specific location;
(b) it is immaterial whether a modification without the power to be, or intended to be, permanent or merely temporary;
(c) a modification of any information, statistics or data occur if — (i) information, statistics or data is altered or deleted;
(ii) any information, statistics or data inserted or added to information, statistics or the data; or (iii) any event occurs that reduces the ability of the authorities to get access to information, statistics or data, and include any act which contributes to the occurrence of its modifications.
44 the laws of Malaysia Act 664 (3) a person who commits an offence under this section shall, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand ringgit, or to a fine not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars if the Act was done with intent to cause bodily injury as defined in penal code [Act 574].
exemption from stamp duty 48. Authorities and every company established by the authority is exempt from the payment of stamp duty under the stamp Act 1949 [Act 378].
Obligations of confidentiality

49. (1) Except for any of the purposes of this Act or for the purpose of any civil or criminal proceedings under any law, there are no members, officers or servants of the authority, members of the Committee approval and implementation, to any Committee or person invited to attend any meeting of the authority, Approval and implementation of Committee or any Committee may disclose any information which has been diperolehnya while performing his duties and who is not published in accordance with this Act.
(2) any person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and shall, on conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding ten thousand ringgit or both.
protection against legal action and legal proceedings 50. No action, suit, prosecution or other proceedings may be taken or brought, instituted or made in any court against — (a) the Minister;
(b) the authority;
Iskandar Development Region authority 45 (c) any member of the authority, any member of the Committee for approval and implementation, any member of the Committee, or any of its officers, servants or agents of the authority; or (d) any other person lawfully acting on behalf of the authority, in respect of any act, neglect or default made or done by him in good faith or omission left by him in good faith on such properties.
Public authorities Protection Act 1948 51. Public authorities Protection Act 1948 [Act 198] shall apply to any action, suit, prosecution or proceedings against the authorities or against any member of the authority, any member of the Committee for approval and implementation, any member of the Committee, or any of its officers, servants or agents of the authority in respect of any act, neglect or default done or left by him on such properties.
52 public servants. Every Member of the authority or Committee approval and Implementation or any Committee, or any officer, agent or servants, while Authorities meet their obligations under this act as a member, officer, agent or servants, shall be deemed to be so public servants within the meaning of the Penal Code.
representation in civil proceedings 53. Notwithstanding any other written law — (a) in any civil proceedings by or against the authority; or (b) in any civil proceedings other Authorities required or allowed by the Court to be represented, or to be heard, or otherwise have the right to be represented or be heard, 46 laws of Malaysia Act 664 any person authorized by the Authority for that purpose may, on behalf of the authority, such proceedings or present in such proceedings and may make all presence and application and do all the acts in respect of the proceedings on behalf of the authorities.
The power to make regulations 54. (1) the authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make any regulations necessary or expedient to carry out the provisions of this Act with better or for fixing anything possible, or desired, prescribed under this Act.
(2) without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations may be made — (a) monitoring the development of land in the Territory Development of Iskandar and generally making provision for proper land development in the Iskandar Development Region;
(b) prescribing the manner of any description documents, checks and the instrument shall be signed or executed on behalf of the authority;
(c) prescribing the responsibilities and control officers and servants of the authority;
(d) impose fees, fees, levies, contributions or any other charges in any case determined by the authority;
(e) to provide for any matter relating to shares, stocks, bonds, or debentures issued under this Act that is found by the authority necessary or expedient, and, in particular, to regulate the methods of production, transfer, redemption or business relating to shares, stocks, bonds, or debentures it;
(f) prescribing the description or type of strategic development and strategic development areas specified for the purposes of section 27;
Iskandar Development Region authority 47 (g) prescribing the manner and terms and conditions of financial assistance may be granted by the authority under section 20;
(h) prescribing the details form and content Comprehensive development plans, procedures to be followed in the preparation, submission and his approval;
(i) prescribing the procedure to be followed in making an agreement or arrangement with government entities in accordance with section 31;
(j) prescribing all matters relating to the administration of the Fund Social Projects; and (h) provide for any other matter intended by, or need to implement fully the provisions of this Act.
(3) regulations made under this section may prescribe any act or omission in violation of the regulations to be an offence and may prescribe penalties to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or both, and in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine can set up as many as five thousand dollars for each day or part of a day that the offence continues after conviction.
things done in anticipation of this Act made 55. All such acts and things done on behalf of the Authorities in preparation for or in anticipation of the making of this Act and any expenses incurred in relation thereto shall be deemed to have been authorized under this Act, provided that such acts and things done is in accordance with the intent and purpose of this Act is General; and all rights and obligations acquired or incurred as a result of the Commission of the Act or the matter including any expenses incurred in relation thereto shall be when this Act comes into force are deemed to be rights and obligations of the authority.
48 laws of Malaysia Act 664 56 anomalies prevention. (1) the Minister may, after consultation with the authorities of the State of Johor, by order, make such modifications in the provisions of this act as it considers necessary or expedient for the purpose of removing any inconvenience caused by the commencement of this Act only in respect of the implementation of its functions and the exercise of power by the authorities.
(2) the Minister may not exercise the powers conferred by this section after the expiration of two years from date of coming into operation of this Act.
(3) in this section, "modifications" means the amendment, addition, deletion and replacement of any of the provisions of this Act.
Schedule a [Subsection 8 (4)] the 1st meeting. (1) the authority shall meet at any time and at any place determined by the Chairman of the Joint.
(2) the Co-chair shall preside at meetings of the authority.
(3) the Co-chair who chaired the meeting of the authority under subparagraph (2) and four other members shall form a quorum at any meeting of the authority.
(4) subject to subparagraph (5), every Member present at meetings of the authority shall be entitled to one vote.
(5) for the avoidance of doubt, in all meetings chaired by the Co-chair, Joint Chairman of the votes shall be counted as one.
(6) If on a question to be determined by the authorities there are the same number of votes, the Co-chair shall have the casting vote.
Iskandar Development Region authority 49 authorities may invite others to meetings 2. (1) the authority may invite any other person to attend any meeting or deliberation of the authority for the purpose of advising it on any matter under discussion, but any person invited shall be entitled to vote at the meeting or deliberation.
(2) any person invited to attend any meetings or discussions the authority under subparagraph (1) may be paid such allowances and other expenses as determined by the authorities.
Without a resolution of the meeting 3. (1) a resolution is deemed to have been approved in a meeting of the authority if — (a) all members of the authority have been informed of the proposed resolution, or reasonable efforts have been taken to inform all members of the authority on the proposed resolution; and (b) without a meeting, all members of the authority indicates agreement with the ruling in the manner determined by the authority under subparagraph (2).
(2) subparagraph (1) applies only if the authorities — (a) decided that the subparagraph is applicable; and (b) to decide on the method to him member of the authority may indicate agreement on the resolution.
Seal 4. (1) the authority shall have a common seal which shall contain any designs approved by the authorities and the seal can be broken, changed, altered or made anew as it deems fit by the authorities.

(2) until a seal is provided by the authorities, a stamp bearing the words "Iskandar Development Region Authority" may be used and shall be deemed to be the common seal of the authority.
(3) the common seal shall be kept in the custody of the Chief Executive or any other person authorized by the authority, and shall be certified by the Chief Executive or authorized person or by any officer authorized by one of them in writing; and any deed, document or instrument 50 laws of Malaysia Act 664 other purporting to be sealed with the seal, certified as specified in this subparagraph, shall, until the contrary is proved, be deemed to have been validly executed.
(4) Notwithstanding subparagraph (3), any document or instrument which if executed by a person not being a body corporate, is not required in order to be sealed may be executed by the authority in such manner similar; and any other document or instrument may be executed on behalf of the Authority by any of its officers or servants of the authority authorized generally or specially by authorities for that purpose.
(5) the common seal of the authority shall be officially and judicially noticed.
Minute 5. (1) the authority shall cause minutes of all its meetings to be maintained and stored in a proper form.
(2) any minutes made of meetings of the authority shall, if duly signed, is admissible in evidence in all legal proceedings without further proof.
(3) every meeting of the authority with respect to its proceedings minutes were made in accordance with subparagraph (1) and (2) shall be deemed to have been duly convened and held and all members of the meeting have been duly qualified to act.
The procedure 6. Subject to this Act, the authority may regulate its own procedure.
Validity of acts and proceedings 7. No act done or proceeding taken under this Act may be questioned on the ground that — (a) any vacancy in the membership of, or any defect in the establishment of the authority; (b) there is any omission, defect or ketidakteraturan that are not touching the merits of it.
Member authorities should devote time to the managing authority 8. Every Member of the Authority should devote time to the Affairs of the Authority as may be necessary to meet their obligations effectively.
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