Council of Justices of the Peace, State of Penang, Malaysia
Council of Justices of the Peace

State of Penang, Malaysia


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Justices of the Peace in the State derive their powers from statute law. They are appointed under section 98 of the Subordinate Courts Act, 1972 by the State Authority, by warrant under his hand. The State Authority may by like warrant, revoke the appointment of any Justice of the Peace. A Justice of the Peace will be required to take the Oath of Allegiance and the Judicial Oath in the form prescribed in the Promissory Oaths Ordinance. (S.S. cap. 77)

Justices of the Peace have such powers not exceeding the powers of a Second Class magistrate as are conferred upon them in various Ordinances. [ read more... ]

A Brief History of the Formation of the Association of Justices of the Peace, State of Penang

COUNCIL OF JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, STATE OF PENANG, MALAYSIA
Patron
TYT Tun Dato' Seri Utama (Dr.)
Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas, DMK; SMN; DUPN; SPDK; DP; DMPN; DJN. Yang DiPertua Negeri Pulau Pinang
Appointed a Justice of the Peace soon after Merdeka in 1958 and as Officiating Chief Minister of Penang in 1962 for nearly 7 months, Yang Amat Berhormat Encik Aziz bin Mohd. Ibrahim (later Datuk) initiated the first move that an Association of Justices of the Peace should be formed in the State of Penang.

With this idea, he first invited a few Justices of the Peace at the Chief Minister's Office at Bangunan Tuanku Syed Putra, Penang on the 4th of April 1962, to discuss this subject.

The meeting and discussion was useful and fruitful.

It was agreed by all who attended the discussion that the Association of Justices of the Peace, State of Penang is to be formed, and that a Protem Committee with YAB Encik Aziz bin Mohd. Ibrahim as chairman and the 8 Justices of the Peace who discussed the formation be members of the Protem Committee. It was also agreed at that meeting to draft the rules and bylaws of the association by the Protem Committee headed by Encik Aziz. [ read more... ]

 
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