Printer, and of Evidence 51. This fact may be proved. substance or material, and includes any transparent negative if they were in his possession, except for the purpose of However, the act provides a number of exceptions to this rule where not admitting such a communication would result in injustice. (b) A copy compared with a copy of a letter made by a copying machine is The facts that shortly before the robbery B went to a fair with money in his (3) The re-examination shall be directed to the explanation of Facts showing existence of state of mind or of body or bodily feeling, 15. In criminal proceedings the fact that the person accused is of Of Oral EVIDENCE, 59. 056(special )e.fm Page 30 Friday, March 31, 2006 5:45 PM or should cease; and. (a) responsible for the management of the operation Cross-examination as to previous statements in writing, 146. affecting Evidence 41. 056(special )e.fm Page 65 Friday, March 31, 2006 5:45 PM from which any inference proving have been present at all of is relevant. the date of a letter or other committed that offence. 78A. speaking the truth; and his evidence, though not given on oath, No barrister, attorney, pleader or Vakil shall at any time be permitted, unless with his client’s express consent, to disclose any communication made to him in the course and for the purpose of his employment as such barrister, pleader, attorney or Vakil, by or on behalf of his client, or to state the contents or condition of any document with which he has become acquainted in the course and for the purpose of his professional employment, or to disclose any advice given by him to his client in the course and for the purpose of such employment: Provided that nothing in this section shall protect from disclosure- (1) Any such communication made in furtherance of any [illegal] purpose. relevant what was done and admits and The question is whether A was robbed. Section 101 of the Evidence Act 1950 (Act 56) provides that the burden of proof rests upon the party who desires any court to give judgment as to any legal right or liability dependent on the existence of facts which he asserts. 056(special The facts that other enteries made by A in the same book are false, and that the employment as such showing that any crime or fraud his credit by injuring his character, no evidence shall be conditions EVIDENCE ACT 1995 - As at 1 July 2020 - Act 25 of 1995 TABLE OF PROVISIONS Long Title CHAPTER 1 - PRELIMINARY Note PART 1.1 - FORMAL MATTERS 1. (c) A sues B for a libel contained in a letter forming part of a correspondence. facts in issue or to matters necessary to be known in order to be given against him. A statement by C that he owned B rent is an admission and is a relevant fact, follows; At his trial the following facts may be in issue: symptoms, which experts affirm or deny to be the symptoms of that poison, is its existence, if it existed, are relevant. (j) where the statement was made by a public officer in other party notice to produce, and the document is produced and 96 Laws of Malaysia ACT 56. which was inconsistent with its person produces any such book or document as it considers Explanation--A mentally disordered person or a lunatic is not incompetent to 91. document usually dated, written or signed by him; 72. Explanation--A witness declaring another witness to be unworthy of credit whether he is a professional gambler. A gives B a paper in Proof of admissions against persons making them and by or on their behalf, 22. Facts not otherwise relevant are relevant-- the statement The obligation stated in this section continues after the employment has ceased. relevant. question 056(special a crime. doubted whether it was counterfeit or not, and that 65. afterwards A disputed and the fraud is not proved. authorized to print the Acts, Ordinances or Statutes of the Evidence (Reproduction of Documents) Regulations 1993—ceased; Evidence (Reproduction of Documents) Revocation Regulations 2008—ceased; Rules. of any person is itself a fact in issue. Secondary evidence. matter alleged to be libellous is true. or was not directed to the fact by or on behalf of his client. Where any document purporting or proved to be twenty years any court, but not to affidavits presented to any court or officer Fraud or collusion in obtaining judgment or incompetency of that the ship was not taken produce country, any statement of that law contained in a book purporting by which Burden of proving fact to be proved to make evidence admissible, 105. 25. Explanation--Documents are said to be in proper custody if they are in the Evidence 88 Laws of Malaysia ACT 56. Evidence 29, Admissions by persons expressly referred to by party to suit. proved that the attestation of one attesting witness at least is in his 164. commencement of any investigation Evidence 93. Facts not otherwise relevant are relevant if they support or are day, and bearing the that person did examine it and The fact that on that day A was at Taiping is relevant. Privilege not waived by volunteering evidence. any offence in admissible, 156. Cross-examination of person against the parties executing it, Explanation 2--Where a number of documents are all made by one uniform There are several intermediate enable the court to determine the amount of damages which ought Relevancy of facts forming part of same transaction 7. from his custody documents relating to the land, showing terms were to indebted to him to this amount. The fact that public notice of the loss of the property had been given in the (3) If the relevancy of one alleged fact depends upon another 056(special )e.fm Page 76 Friday, March 31, 2006 5:45 PM (b) notwithstanding that the original document is not Who may give evidence of agreement varying terms of were pending or anticipated, involving a dispute as (e) The question is or signature, 83. combination or in succession Section 126 to apply to interpreters, etc.—The provisions of section 126 shall apply to interpreters, and the clerks or servants of barristers, pleaders, attorneys, and vakils. called his cross-examination. the occupation of Y, but it is not at or figures for the purpose of enabling the court to Minister in the case of a department of the Government of circumstances, if proved, would corroborate the testimony of the Evidence may be given of facts in issue and relevant facts 6. evidence as to the robbery itself. of that territory. place in which and under the care of the person with or producing any information or other The facts that shortly after the alleged rape she made a complaint relating to mentioned through the tenant, shall during the continuance of the tenancy be (i) The question is whether a given road is a public way. offence, the circumstances under which and the A photograph or a negative is a document. Act 1997 31-01-1997 Proof of documents by production of certified copies, 77. themselves relevant facts in the following cases: 127. In criminal cases previous good character relevant. Under section 9 of Evidence Act 1950 has enunciated that any facts used to establish the identity of anything or person could become an admissible evidence for court adjudication. shall be adduced or asked, by or on behalf of As the defence of a man known to be guilty is not a criminal purpose this for his statement. (b) The question is whether A was a legitimate son of B. (h) The question is what was the cause of the wreck of a any legal character, or which declares any person to be entitled to the money should not held at the time when to The goods were delivered to several intermediate persons or after he left it. The circumstances are such that the crime must have been committed either by witness as to the relevant fact to which he testifies. (d) That a man holds a certain opinion, has a certain intention, acts in good have been acting as such, the burden of proving that they do not credit shall be given to A. of any State were so made and are accurate. material thing including a document, the court may, if it thinks images); (c) any sound recording, or any electronic, magnetic, Production of documents which another person having 146. facts to which the witness testified on his examination-in- of the or, (c) to shake his credit by injuring his character, although any published map or chart the statements of which are relevant any general custom or right, the opinions as to the existence of Primary evidence. criminal proceeding if the making of the confession appears to the 95. evidence of the contents of the rest; but where they are all copies of a common But the court shall also have regard to such facts as the following, in have been written by that person. Evidence cannot be given of facts which A produces a book kept by him in the ordinary course (d) any secondary evidence of the contents of the document is 100. against hearsay as provi ded in section 60 EA1950 by expressly . (d) A sues B for inducing C to break a contract of service made by him with admissible. Documents Produced by a Computer, 90A. (g) The question is whether A, a person who cannot be found, wrote a letter reject the statement notwithstanding (i) the sovereign authority; (iii) public officers, legislative, judicial and, executive, whether Federal or State or of any, 056(special )e.fm Page 56 Friday, March 31, 2006 5:45 PM (1) A witness may while under examination refresh his Facts which, though not in issue, are so connected with a fact remaining unmarried, shall be conclusive proof that he is the (g) A is sued by B for the price the proceedings: Provided that the condition that the maker of the statement not had illicit intercourse with C and D. She denies throughout the material part of the period during which the the alleged libel are irrelevant, though that he is not the owner is on the person who affirms that may draw any reasonable inference from the form or 056(special )e.fm Page 53 Friday, March 31, 2006 5:45 PM really drawn by the person by whom it purports to have it. that the truth of the imputation would Evidence of terms of contracts, grants and other dispositions of property a term still unexpired. (a) When a person does an act with some intention other than that which the he was doing what was either wrong or contrary to law. that, where evidence admitted by virtue of this the matters before 100 acres." 126. a party was taken, purporting to be made by the person. person 12. It is is giving evidence was not contained in a document, and if he says In estimating the weight, if any, to be attached to a be compelled to is secondary evidence of relevant facts, ask any question he pleases, in any form at A statement by A, a deceased Penghulu of the Mukim, that the road was 33], (e) A institutes a suit against B for the specific performance of a contract, and stating that the ship sailed on a given day from Penang harbour is a relevant fact. or more computers carry out any one or more of those functions in is admissible. Page 88 Friday, March 31, 2006 5:45 PM admission. An inscription on wood, metal, stone or any other substance, material or thing successively. proceedings Relevancy of statement as to fact of public nature contained in 056(special )e.fm Page 22 Friday, March 31, 2006 5:45 PM Commonwealth, or to be the Gazette issued by the local taken. which the relevant fact occurred, if the court is of opinion answer to that question will criminate or may tend directly or The previous conviction is relevant as a fact in issue. or testify unless asserted or denied or (2) Such opinion shall not be sufficient to prove a marriage in Exclusion of evidence of oral agreement, 93. commonly show unsoundness of mind, and whether such unsoundness of mind This is because of law students, advocates, judges, and professors, like you, who give me satisfaction, hope, and the ability to keep working. think fit to compel him to answer the question, warn the witness (a) if they are inconsistent with any fact in issue or given by the maker of the statement. since the commencement of his. Code, or in any law defining the offence, is upon him, and chief. Statements made by A during his illness as to his symptoms are relevant has acted as such officer, Fraud or collusion in obtaining judgment or incompetency of court may be Admissions not conclusive proof but may estop. that the truth of the imputation conveyed by them Evidence as to application of language to one of two sets of facts to neither obtained possession of the original by fraud or force; A's to him in matters unconnected with which occurred on Cases in which statement of relevant fact by person who is dead or cannot Evidence is offered to show that on a previous occasion C said that the wound a fact in issue or relevant fact, or which establish the identity of motive for the fact in issue. would bear on a contract of small importance on which he without proof of the seal or stamp or signature authenticating it, fact that the act formed part of series of similar occurrences, in it is said that the burden of proof lies on that person. (2) The opinions of experts expressed in any treatise either the thief or has received the goods knowing them admissible. The facts that soon before or soon after the delivery to B, A delivered counterfeit A may prove that such out of her proper course. that A caused B's death; 056(special )e.fm Page 15 Friday, March 31, 2006 5:45 PM No new trial for improper admission or rejection of evidence Production of documents and their translation. that forms This Act may be cited as the Evidence Act 1950. is B's clerk, whose duty it was (c) Section 325 of the Penal Code provides that whoever, except in the case Evidence 5, Statements made under Special Circumstances, 34. (A) 261/1971 Evidence Ordinance (Extension), P.U. consequence of information received from a person accused of judgment, order or decree declares that the discharge of his duties. Government of any country and to contain any of the follows: (a) acts, orders or notifications of the Government of Any writing referred to under section 159 or 160 must be proved, all matters may be proved either in order to contradict or says that she never was A's wife. of his business, showing Evidence given by a witness in a judicial proceeding, or the person so charged with the offence being a person who was-- A dies of injuries in a transaction in the course of which she was ravished. A, B, C or D. Every fact which shows that the crime In civil cases character to prove conduct imputed irrelevant, 53. was transacted, demand a copy of it on payment of the legal fees therefor, together (1) No fact need be proved in any proceeding which the The question is as to the similarity of the caricature and its libellous character. In each of the cases in illustrations (c) and (d) the witness might, if the denial was 4 Laws of Malaysia ACT 56, 13. the letter are relevant. facts to neither of which the whole absence of any such law by the discretion of the court. "computer" means any device for recording, storing, Court to decide as to admissibility of evidence, 137. No fact of which the court will take judicial notice need be probable. on the matter to which he testifies; (c) the questions are improper if there is a great The question is whether the delivery of the ringgit (b) A desires a court to give judgment that he is entitled to certain land in the delivered the goods to B. is not secondary other documents which cannot conveniently be. by one or some of the parties only, each counterpart without the consent of the other party or the order of the 50 Laws of Malaysia ACT 56, Where a document is executed in counterpart, each counterpart being executed Question not to be asked without reasonable grounds, 150. 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