Related Rule
Malaysia
Practice Relating to Rule 139. Respect for International Humanitarian Law
In 2006, during the consideration of the status of the 1977 Additional Protocols by the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly, a statement of the delegation of Malaysia was summarized by the Committee in its records as follows:
[The delegate of Malaysia said that] … Knowledge, awareness and understanding of the principles of international humanitarian law were the cornerstone of compliance therewith. In that connection, Malaysia was working on the establishment of a national committee on international humanitarian law which would review the country’s legislation for compliance with international norms, [and] study the international instruments on humanitarian law to determine the possibility of acceding to them. 
Malaysia, Statement by the delegation of Malaysia before the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly on the Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflict, 18 October 2006, as published in the summary record of the 8th meeting, 15 November 2006, UN Doc. A/C.6/61/SR.8, § 65.
In 2006, in its initial periodic report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Malaysia stated:
Malaysia is … a state party to the [1949] Geneva Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field, [1949] Geneva Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea, [1949] Geneva Convention (III) Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War and [1949] Geneva Convention (IV) Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. As a party to these Conventions, the Geneva Convention Act 1962 was enacted to enforce the said Conventions. 
Malaysia, Initial periodic report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, 22 December 2006, UN Doc. CRC/C/MYS/1, submitted 20 December 2006, § 326.
In 2010, during the consideration of the status of the 1977 Additional Protocols by the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly, a statement of the delegation of Malaysia was summarized by the Committee in its records as follows:
[The delegate of Malaysia said that] … [a]t the domestic level, Malaysia remained committed to ensuring respect and adherence to international humanitarian law. A national committee served as the focal point for the effective implementation of international humanitarian law in Malaysia. The Attorney-General’s Chambers was working with ICRC to develop a comprehensive legal framework for the implementation of the [1949] Geneva Conventions, in particular the criminalization of grave breaches of the Conventions and other serious international crimes, and to organize five workshops to disseminate knowledge of international humanitarian law at the inter-agency level, in order for relevant officials to understand their roles in the implementation of international humanitarian law. 
Malaysia, Statement by the delegation of Malaysia before the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly on the Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflict, 18 October 2010, as published in the summary record of the 13th meeting, 8 December 2010, UN Doc. A/C.6/65/SR.13, § 12.
In 2012, during the consideration of the Status of the 1977 Additional Protocols by the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly, a statement of the delegation of Malaysia was summarized by the Committee in its records as follows: “[The delegate of Malaysia] said that … [i]t had established the … International Humanitarian Law Committee to help implement international humanitarian law in Malaysia.” 
Malaysia, Statement by the delegation of Malaysia before the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly on the Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflict, 22 October 2012, as published in the summary record of the 15th meeting, 24 December 2012, UN Doc. A/C.6/67/SR.15, §§ 47 and 49.