A legal analysis on the punishment for death by negligence under the penal code in Malaysia / Sharifa Nurliliyana Abd Karim, Afzan Hanim Md Zahary and Arnie Azreen Che Arifin

Abd Karim, Sharifa Nurliliyana and Md Zahary, Afzan Hanim and Che Arifin, Arnie Azreen (2012) A legal analysis on the punishment for death by negligence under the penal code in Malaysia / Sharifa Nurliliyana Abd Karim, Afzan Hanim Md Zahary and Arnie Azreen Che Arifin. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

Under Section 304A of Malaysia Penal Code it deals with the offence of causing death by negligence. Under this section, the amount of punishment provided is imprisonment of 2 years or fine or both. The problem with the available punishment is that, it is inadequate because the offence deals with the lives of another people, which will be endangered. Hence, it is not fair to simply provide for a punishment that is not proportionate with the offence. The purpose of carrying out this research is to look into further details regarding the existing punishment for the offence of causing death by negligence as in accordance with section 304A of the Penal Code of Malaysia, which was said to be inadequate. Comparisons are made between different countries, which involve United Kingdom (UK), India and Australia. This will help in assessing the appropriate amount of punishment that should be given to those offenders who commit the offence under this above-mentioned section. The conclusion obtained from this research is that the existing punishment for the offence of causing death by negligent under Section 304A of Penal Code should be amend in that a harsher punishment should be imposed towards the offenders.

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Abd Karim, Sharifa NurliliyanaUNSPECIFIED
Md Zahary, Afzan HanimUNSPECIFIED
Che Arifin, Arnie AzreenUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Negligence
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor in Legal Studies (Hons)
Item ID: 28211
Uncontrolled Keywords: Punishment, Negligence, Penal code
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/28211

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