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Trade Unions Act 1959, Page 9

PART IX - REGULATIONS

Regulations

58. (1) The Minister may make regulations for the purpose of carrying out or giving effect to the principles and provisions of this Act.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred by subsection (1), the Minister may make regulations for or in respect of all or any of the following matters—

(a) all matters stated or required in this Act to be prescribed;

(b) the books and registers to be kept for the purposes of this Act and the forms thereof;

(c) the manner in which trade unions and the rules of the trade unions shall be registered and the fees payable on registration;

(d) the manner in which, and the qualifications of persons by whom, the accounts of registered trade unions or of any class of such unions shall be audited;

(e) the conditions subject to which inspection of documents kept by the Director General shall be allowed and the fees which shall be chargeable in respect of such inspections;

(f) the due disposal and safe custody of the funds and moneys of a trade union;

(g) the creation, administration, protection, control and disposal of the funds of registered trade unions and all matters connected therewith or incidental thereto;

(h) the penalties for any contravention or failure to comply with any of the provisions of any regulation made under this section: provided that no such penalty shall exceed the penalty prescribed under section 63; and

(i) generally for all matters incidental to or connected with the matters or subjects specifically mentioned in this subsection.

(3) The Minister may by regulation declare that any regulation made under paragraph (2)(g) shall apply to a specified trade union only or that any particular trade union or class of trade unions shall be exempt from the operation of any regulation made under that head of that subsection.

(4) All regulations made under this section shall be laid on the table of the Dewan Rakyat at the first meeting of the Dewan Rakyat after the publication of such regulations in the Gazette.

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