ACT 125

Section 7D. Power to call for examination.

(1) For the purpose of any investigation under section 7C, the Registrar may by notice in writing require any person supposed to be acquainted with the facts and circumstances of the case to appear before him and to be examined orally and shall reduce into writing any statement made by the person so examined.

(2) Such person shall be legally bound to answer all questions relating to such case put to him by the Registrar and to state the truth, whether or not the statement is made wholly or partly in answer to questions, and shall not refuse to answer any question on the ground that it tends to incriminate him.

(3) A statement made by any person under this section shall be taken down in writing and signed by the person making it or affixed with his thumb print, as the case may be, after it has been read to him and after he had been given an opportunity to make any correction he may wish:

Provided that where the person examined refuses to sign or affix his thumb print on the statement, the Registrar shall endorse thereon under his hand the fact of such refusal and the reason therefor, if any, stated by the person examined.

(4) Any statement made and recorded under this section shall be admissible as evidence in any proceedings under this Act in any court, either against the person who made it or any other person.

(5) Any person who—

    (a) without reasonable excuse fails to appear before the Registrar as required under subsection (1);

    (b) without reasonable excuse refuses to answer all questions put to him by the Registrar as required by subsection (2); or

    (c) knowingly furnishes to the Registrar information or statement that is false or misleading in a material particular,

shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

Penalty: Imprisonment for five years or thirty thousand ringgit or both.