LAW TO CURB RAM­PANT USE OF FAKE AWARDS, TI­TLES

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KUALA LUMPUR: In­di­vid­u­als who ac­cept and use fake awards, ti­tles and medals are li­able to be pros­e­cuted, the De­wan Rakyat was told yes­ter­day. Through the Of­fences Re­lated to Awards Bill 2016, a per­son is pro­hib­ited from ac­cept­ing un­recog­nised awards and us­ing it in any form within the coun­try or abroad. Un­der the Bill tabled for the first read­ing by Min­is­ter in the Prime Min­is­ter’s Depart­ment Datuk Seri Aza­lina Oth­man Said, those found guilty will face im­pris­on­ment of not more than three years. The Bill also in­cludes pro­vi­sions for of­fences re­lat­ing to cre­at­ing un­recog­nised awards, at­tend­ing, tak­ing part in or pro­mot­ing unau­tho­rised award in­vesti­tures that could in­cur a fine of not more than RM10,000 or im­pris­on­ment not ex­ceed­ing three years, or both. – Ber­nama

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