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Section 509 of Malaysian Penal Code

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Section 509 of Malaysian Penal Code deals with Word or gesture intended to insult the modesty of a person.

From the Act

Whoever, intending to insult the modesty of any person, utters any word, makes any sound or gesture, or exhibits any object, intending that such word or sound shall be heard, or that such gesture or object shall be seen by such person, or intrudes upon the privacy of such person, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years or with fine or with both.

Other related Sections from the Act

  • Section 503: Criminal intimidation
  • Section 504: Intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace
  • Section 505: Statements conducing to public mischief
  • Section 506: Punishment for criminal intimidation
  • Section 507: Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication
  • Section 508: Act caused by inducing a person to believe that he will be rendered an object of Divine displeasure
  • Section 510: Misconduct in public by a drunken person

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