Practice Relating to Rule 15. The Principle of Precautions in Attack
According to the Report on the Practice of Malaysia, the obligation to take constant care to spare the civilian population and civilian objects in the conduct of military operations forms part of Malaysian practice.
On the basis of interviews with members of the armed forces and the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Report on the Practice of Malaysia states that in any planned attack during the communist insurgency, “the Security Forces would always determine the position of the enemy to avoid or minimise civilian casualties”.
The report further states: “In practice, the Armed Forces, whenever possible, will not cause collateral damage to civilian objects.”