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Rome Statute   Malaysia has not signed the Rome Statute. However, since March 2011, government officials have expressed their interest in ratification. Concerns faced include irrelevance of official capacity and issues in relation to compatibility of the RS with Shariah Law. On February 9, 2009 the Malaysian government, in its presentation at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UNHRC stated that “Malaysia has undertaken a detailed study and held consultations to study the legal implications arising from the provisions of the Rome Statute. Despite several concerns, Malaysia is fully committed to the principles and the establishment of the ICC and their integrity.”
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Malaysia has not acceded to the Agreement on Privileges and Immunities.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement Has not signed a BIA with the US.
Implementing Legislation Following closely on the UPR presentation, at the second session of the 12th Parliament on 16 February 2009, the government included the introduction of a Witness Protection Bill in its legislative agenda.

The Malaysian government had previously indicated that it would not accede to the Rome Statute until all relevant laws are in place.


The Malaysian government had previously indicated that it would not accede to the Rome Statute until all relevant laws are in place. However, following its UPR presentation of 2009, on 15 December 2010 the government enacted the Whistleblower Protection Act of 2010 which offers protection to witnesses in cases of corruption.
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Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Author Date and Title
Malaysia
Dec 2011
Statement made during the 10th Assembly of States Parties- Malaysia
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
CICC
06 Aug 2013
Letter to the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Malaysia Bar Council
18 July 2011
Malaysia Bar Council press release on IJD
CICC Asia Strategy Meeting
12 Apr 2011
Final Recommendations
Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization
31 Mar 2010
Report of the Round Table Meeting of Legal Experts on the Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in Kampala