Practice Relating to Rule 158. Prosecution of War Crimes
Malaysia’s Geneva Conventions Act (1962) provides:
(1) Any person, whatever his citizenship or nationality, who, whether in or outside the Federation, commits, or aids, abets or procures the commission by another person of any such grave breach of [Article 50 of the 1949 Geneva Convention I, Article 51 of the 1949 Geneva Convention II, Article 130 of the 1949 Geneva Convention III and Article 147 of the 1949 Geneva Convention IV], shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction thereof [be punished].
(2) In the case of an offence under this section committed outside the Federation, a person may be proceeded against, charged, tried and punished therefor in any place in the Federation as if the offence had been committed in that place, and the offence shall, for all purposes incidental to or consequential on the trial or punishment thereof, be deemed to have been committed in that place.