Universiti Teknologi Mara Act 1976

By | February 12, 2018

Universiti Teknologi Mara Act 1976

Universiti Teknologi Mara Act 1976,  In every institution, there are rules and regulations that govern it. Act 1976 is the rule that govern the student body of the Universiti Teknologi Mara.
 

Universiti Teknologi MARA Act 1976 (Act 173)

 
As a student of Universiti Tenologi MARA Malaysia, this are the provisions which apply:
Section 23F.  Prohibition on student or students’ organisation, body or group associating with societies, etc. except as approved by the Minister.
(1) No person, while he is a student, shall be a member of, or shall in any manner associate with, any society, political party, trade union or any other organisation, body or group of persons-

(a) whether or not it is established under any law;
(b) whether it is within or outside the Universiti; and
(c) whether it is within or outside Malaysia,

except as may be provided by or under this Act, or except as may be approved in advance in writing by the Minister.
(2) No organisation, body or group of students whether established by, under or in accordance with this Act, shall have any affiliation, association or other dealing with, any society, political party, trade union or any other organisation, body or group of persons-

(a) whether or not it is established under any law;
(b) whether it is within or outside the Universiti; and
(c) whether it is within or outside Malaysia,

except as may be provided by or under this Act, or except as may be approved in advance in writing by the Minister.
(3) No person, while he is a student, shall express or do anything which may be construed as expressing-

(a) support, sympathy or opposition to any political party or trade union; or
(b) support or sympathy with any unlawful organisation, body or group of persons.

(4) No organisation, body or group of students which is established by, under or in accordance with this Act, or any other organisation, body or group of students, shall express or do anything which may be construed as expressing-

(a) support, sympathy or opposition to any political party or trade union; or
(b) support or sympathy with any unlawful organisation, body or group of persons.

(5) Any person who contravenes subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4) shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.
23G.  Prohibition on collection of money by student or by organisation, body or group of students.
(1) No student, or organisation, body or group of students, shall, within or outside the campus, or within or outside Malaysia-

(a) collect or attempt to collect;
(b) promote or attempt to promote any collection of; or
(c) make or attempt to make any appeal orally or in writing or otherwise for,

any money or other property from any person, not being money or property due or about to fall due under or by virtue of any written law, contract or other legal obligation.
(2) Any person who contravenes subsection (l) shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.
(3) The Minister may, in any particular case, in his absolute discretion, grant exemption to any person from the application of subsection (1), subject to such terms and conditions and for such period as he may, in his absolute discretion, deem fit.
(4) Without prejudice to the provisions of this Act or any other written law relating to the delegation of powers, the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, delegate the exercise of his powers under subsection (3) to the Vice-Chancellor in respect of the collection of money within the campus from persons within the campus, subject to such conditions and restrictions as may be specified in such notification.
(5) The provisions of this section shall be in addition to and not in derogation of the provisions of any written law relating to house to house and street collections, public collections, or collection of money or sale of badges.
Section 23H.  Criminal liability of office-bearers, etc., of a students’ organisation, body or group.
(1) Where any offence has been committed under any written law-

(a) whether or not any person has been convicted in respect thereof, and
(b) such offence has been committed or purports to have been committed in the name or on behalf of-

(i) any organisation, body or group of students which is established by, under or in accordance with this Act; or
(ii) any other organisation, body or group of students,

every office-bearer of such organisation, body or group of students and every person managing or assisting in the management of such organisation, body or group of students at the time of the commission of such offence shall be deemed to be guilty of such offence and shall be liable to the punishment prescribed by law therefor, unless he establishes to the satisfaction of the court that the offence was committed without his knowledge and that he had exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of the offence.
(2) Any office-bearer of, or any person managing or assisting in the management of, any organisation, body or group referred to in subsection (1) shall be liable to be prosecuted under this section, notwithstanding that he may not have taken part in the commission of the offence.
(3) In any prosecution under this section of an office-bearer of, or any person managing or assisting in the management of, any organisation, body or group referred to in subsection (1), any document found in the possession of any office-bearer of, or person managing or assisting in the management of, such organisation, body or group, or in the possession of a member of such organisation, body or group shall be prima facieevidence of the contents thereof for the purpose of proving that anything has been done or purports to have been done by or on behalf of such organisation, body or group.
Section 23I.  Presumptions.
In any prosecution under this Act

(a) it shall not be necessary for the prosecution to prove that an organisation, a body or group of persons possesses a name or that it has been constituted or is usually known under a particular name;
(b) where any books, accounts, writings, lists of members, seals, banners or insignia of, or relating to, or purporting to relate to, any organisation, body or group of persons are found in the possession, custody or under the control of any person, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that such person is a member of such organisation, body or group and such organisation, body or group shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, to be in existence at the time such books, accounts, writings, lists of members, seals, banners or insignia are so found; and
(c) where any books, accounts, writings, lists of members, seals, banners or insignia of, or relating to, any organisation, body or group of persons are found in the possession, custody or under the control of any person, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that such person assists in the management of such organisation, body or group.