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Wrongdoings under the Printing of Al-Quran text Act

1. Printing Without License
  • Section 5(1)- Anybody could not print, help to print, publish or help to publish Al-Quran text without approval/licence from the Board. Section 5(6) the penalty: RM10,000 or 3 years imprisonment or both.

2. Against The License Terms
  • Section 5 (7)- one who does not obey or against any terms of the licence is considered committing an offence. Penalty: RM5,000 or 1 year imprisonment or both.

3. Final Proof Not Submitted
  • Section 6(1) anyone could not print or publish Al-Quran text unless with the submission and getting the approval/ certified that the Al-Quran text is correct/original.
  • Section 6(3) Penalty : RM 10,000 or 3 years imprisonment or both.

4. Imported Al-Quran Text
  • Section 7(1) no one could import for sale or distribute Al-Quran text before getting approval from the Board.
  • Section 7(2) penalty : RM10,000 or 3 years imprisonment or both.

5. Al-Quran Text Should Have Particular Information
  • Section 8(1) All Al-Quran printed in Malaysia or imported to Malaysia should show explicitly on the first or last page:
    • Name and address of printer/ publisher/ importer
    • Address where it is printed
    • Certificate of correct Al-Quran text
    • Number of relevant reference
  • Section 8(3) Penalty : RM20,000 or 5 years imprisonment or both

6. The Al-Quran Text Should Be Printed According To Certification
  • Section 9(1) No one could print/ publish Al-Quran text different from what the Board has approved.
  • Section 9(2) Penalty : RM20,000 or 5 years imprisonment or both

7. A Copy Of The Al-Quran Text Must Be Submitted To The Board And Another To Be Kept
  • Section 10(1) any one who prints Al-Quran text need to submit a sample as soon as possible for the Boards keeping.
  • Section 10(2) Penalty : RM2,000 or 6 months imprisonment or both.

8. Waste From Printing Of Text Or Materials From Al-Quran
  • Section 11(1) one who prints something from the Al-Quran or materials from Al-Quran must take all precautionary steps to ensure all waste material with printed Al-Quran text must be destroyed immediately by burning in a enclosed premise where it could not be entered by the public, in any means, except when it is being moved to be destroyed.
  • Section 11(3) Penalty : Rm5,000 or 1 year imprisonment or both.

9. Control, Sale, Distribution And Publication Of Al-Quran Text
  • Section 13(1) no one could sell, offer for sale, distribute or publish or has in his keeping or control for means of sale or distribution of Al-Quran text except he could explicitly show information of approval/certification on the first or last page of the certification mentioned in subsection (1) section 8 or subsection (3) section 12.
  • Section 13(2) Penalty : A fine of RM5,000 or 2 years imprisonment or both.

10. Printing Of Text/Material From Al-Quran With Errors
  • Section 14(1) no one could print or publish any text/material from Al-Quran containing errors of the Al-Quran words.
  • Section 14(2) Penalty : Fined not more than RM20,000 or imprisonment not more than year or both.



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