Monday, January 24, 2011

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF MALAYSIA ACT 1999

PART III POWERS OF INQUIRY OF THE COMMISSION
12. Commission may inquire on own motion or on complaint

(1) The Commission may, on its own motion or on a complaint made to it by an aggrieved person or group of persons or a person acting on behalf of an aggrieved person or a group of persons, inquire into an allegation of the infringement of the human rights of such person or group of person.

(2) The Commission shall not inquire into any complaint relating to any allegation of the infringement of human rights which---

(a) is the subject matter of any proceedings pending in any court, including any appeals; or
(b) has been finally determined by any court.

(3) If the Commission inquires into an allegation under subsection 12(1) and

during the pendency of such inquiry the allegation becomes the subject matter of any proceedings in any court, the Commission shall immediately cease to do the inquiry.

Procedure where infringement is not disclosed or is disclosed

 Date of Royal Assent ···.27 August 1999 Date of Publication in the Gazette ···.9 September 1999

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