Destitute Persons Act 1977

Original Language Title: Destitute Persons Act 1977

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Laws of MALAYSIA Act REPRINTING 183 destitute persons ACT 1977 Contains all amendments to 1 January 2006 PUBLISHED by the COMMISSIONER of law revision, UNDER the AUTHORITY of law REVISION ACT 1968 in COLLABORATION with PERCETAKAN NASIONAL MALAYSIA BHD 2006 laws of Malaysia ACT 1832 destitute persons ACT 1977 Assent Date............... March 3, 1977 date of publication in the Gazette......... 10 March 1977 REPRINT BEFORE Reprinting the first............ 2001 people Papa 3 laws of MALAYSIA Act 183 destitute persons ACT 1977 ARRANGEMENT of SECTIONS section 1. Short title and commencement 2. Interpretation 3. Authority to require someone people papa live in welfare homes 4. Check-in on a voluntary basis to the homes 5. The Minister may establish welfare homes 6. Visitors Board 7. Rules for managing home 8. Released from home 9. People living in homes may be required to participate in appropriate activities 10. People living in homes can be sent to a hospital 11. Penalty 12. Catch the people who run papa 13. Shorten length of stay 14. The abolition of 15. Transitional provision 16. Supervision after release laws of Malaysia ACT 1834 destitute persons 5 laws of MALAYSIA Act 183 destitute persons ACT 1977 an act to provide for the care of destitute people and recover and to control fleas Rove.
[Peninsular Malaysia — 15 November 1977, P.U. (B) 678/1977; Sarawak — 27 January 1995, P.U. (B) 33/1995] 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 and commencement 1. (1) this Act may be cited as the destitute persons Act 1977 and shall apply to the whole of Malaysia.
(2) this Act shall come into force on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette and different dates may be appointed for different States in Malaysia, and for different provisions in this Act.
Interpretation 2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires — "Director General" means the Director General of social welfare, and includes a person of the Director of social welfare of the State and of the Director of social welfare, the Federal territory;
"begging" means any conduct which is calculated will induce the giving of charity, whether or not there is any act laws of Malaysia ACT 1836 pretend singing, playing, acting, offer something for sale or otherwise;
"Minister" means the Minister responsible for welfare services;
"the papa" means — (a) any person found begging in a public place with such a way to cause or likely to cause annoyance to the person who asked visiting that place or even to pose a nuisance; or (b) a peleser found in a public place, whether or not he's begging, who do not have an actual or livelihoods at home or who are unable to state the case himself satisfactorily;
"Superintendent" means a person who manages or controls a home;
"home" means an institution, or part thereof, established under this Act to receive, protect and restore the people destitute.
Authority to require someone people papa live in welfare homes 3. (1) any officer duly authorized in writing by any local authority and acting under the direction of the Director General or any social welfare officer may take into custody any person papa and submit that person forward someone Magistrate within twenty-four hours: provided that if the person that doesn't want taken papa or provide any resistance to the officers referred to in this subsection , the officer may request any police officer to assist in the exercise of its powers, and be the duty of every police officer to comply with the request.
Destitute persons 7 (2) where the Magistrate has reasonable cause to believe that a person brought before it the people destitute, he may order such person entered into a temporary home while waiting for a report by social welfare officers.
(3) the report shall be completed within one month from the date the person is put in a home.
(4) a Magistrate in Chambers if satisfied from a report given by a social welfare officer that the person one person papa, may by warrant signed by it's own order that that person lived in a home for the term cannot exceed three years: provided that a Magistrate in Chambers may, if satisfied of a report given by a social welfare officer the order, extend for a further period as he thinks fit, and such period shall not exceed three years.
(5) the Superintendent of the home care person papa posted temporary or which have been commanded to live in a home.
(6) this section shall not apply to any person under the age of eighteen years.
Check-in on a voluntary basis to the Home 4. Any person who voluntarily ask papa so that included a home are required to undertake that, if admitted, he or she will comply with the requirement imposed under this Act or any rules made thereunder.
The Minister may establish homes 5. (1) the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, establish welfare homes in any place that it thinks fit.
Laws of Malaysia ACT 1838 (2) the Minister may appoint a Superintendent to manage the homes.
Visitors Board 6. The Minister may appoint a Board of Visitors for every home for the performance of its duties and functions as may be prescribed by the Minister by rules and to advise and make recommendations to the Director General regarding any matter referred to it by the Director General.
Rules for managing home 7. The Minister may make rules — (a) for regulating the management of welfare homes and receiving in person into it and to maintain, control, discipline and restore people who live in it;
(b) to prescribe the establishment and functioning of the Board of visitors; and (c) generally to give effect to this Act.
Released from the welfare houses 8. (1) any person who is admitted to a home, either on the application itself or otherwise, be released by Superintendent — (a) if it is satisfied that the occupants had got a job appropriate to maintain himself; or (b) to the custody of a person who wants to and ability to keep and bear the occupants properly.
People living in homes may be required to participate in appropriate activities 9. Any person living in a home may be required to participate in any activities that are appropriate, whether with a view to entitle him to destitute persons 9 employment outside the home or with a view to enabling him to make contributions to the penyenggaraannya in the home.
People living in homes can be sent to the hospital 10. Any person living in a home can be sent to a hospital or other medical institution to be treated, if directed by the medical officer, and shall be deemed to be the time receiving treatment as an occupant of the home.
Penalty 11. Any person who — (a) does not want to be taken, or that provide any resistance to the medicines, into the custody of an officer duly authorized in writing by any local authority and acting under the direction of the Director General of social welfare officer or a person under this Act;
(b) away from an officer duly authorized in writing by any local authority and acting under the direction of the Director General or an officer of social welfare while placed in its custody under this Act;
(c) without the permission of the Superintendent leaving home place he required to live under section 3 or the place he has admitted on his application itself under section 4; or (d) after being allowed to leave a home for a time determined not to return without reasonable cause upon the conclusion of a specified that, guilty of an offence and shall, on conviction, be sent to a welfare home or jailed for a term not exceeding three months.
Laws of Malaysia ACT 18310 Catch people papa that run 12. A police officer may arrest without warrant any person who he reasonably have committed an offence under section 11.
Shorten length of stay 13. The Minister may shorten the length of stay and release any person from homes where the Minister is satisfied that it is fair and should do so for some special about the welfare of the person.
Repeal 14. Rove Lice Act 1965 [Act 19 1965] is repealed.
The transitional provisions

15. When this Act comes into force, all people living in the Central Bureau established under Act Lice Rove 1965 shall continue to live in welfare homes.
Supervision once released 16. If one is released from home under any provision of this Act, he shall be placed under the supervision of a social welfare officer for a term not exceeding one year.
Destitute persons 11 laws of MALAYSIA Act 183 destitute persons ACT 1977 LIST AMENDMENT law short title force of the Act amending the A404 destitute persons Act (Amendment) 15-11-1977 1977 Act A638 destitute persons Act (Amendment) 01-01-1986 1985 laws of Malaysia ACT 18312 laws of MALAYSIA Act 183 destitute persons ACT 1977 LIST SECTION AMENDED Section Power amend with effect from 3rd Act A404 15-11-1977 Act A638 01-01-1986 11 Act A404 15-11-1977 13 Act A638 01-01-1986 16 Act A638 01-01-1986