Law Related Sexual Harassment

The Penal Code

There are some sections in the Penal Code which may give some protection. However, these only cover the physical forms of sexual harassment.

Penal Code Act 574 ( section 509)

KANUN_KESEKSAAN Akta 574 ( Seksyen 509)

Employment Act

At workplace, sexual harassment is now covered under Part XVA of the Employment Act, 1955.

Act 265 Sexual Harassment

Code of Practice On The Prevention and Eradication of Sexual Harassment in Workplace 1999

The Ministry of Human Resources is using its influence to encourage employers to adopt the Code of Practice against sexual harassment and an internal mechanism to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace. This code was introduced in 1999.

Code of Practice on the Preventaion and Eradication of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 1999

Kod Amalan Untuk Mencegah dan Membasmi Gangguan Seksual di Tempat Kerja

The Public Service Department Circular 2005

In September 10, 2005 the Public Service Department (hereinafter referred to as “the PSD”) had
issued circular a more comprehensive guidelines for handling sexual harassment in the workplace for the civil
servant in the country (hereinafter referred to as “the Circular”).

Garis Panduan Mengendalikan Gangguan Seksual di Tempat Kerja Dalam Perkerjaan Awam