Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Malaysia. 2010 ‘Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing.’ National Report of Malaysia on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 9, p. 10. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations. 4 February
9. Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing
9.1 The requirement for marking on each arm is not specified in any of the laws involving firearms. However, it is noted that manufacturers generally do provide marking on the arms. The manufacturer also keeps records of the serial number of the arms sold. The name of the manufacturer is also marked.
9.2 The Arms Act, 1960 is the national legislation that provides for proper record-keeping of arms and license owners. For the purpose of identifying and tracing arms, registers are maintained permanently. The Royal Malaysia Police will be able to trace a particular arm by referring to the register. The details of the arms are recorded and kept in a register maintained by the Chief of Police Officer of each State.
9.3 In addition Malaysia has introduced two systems for tracing purposes, namely:
- MyBid - This system will assist in conducting ballistic identification on all small arms recovered, seized or alleged to be used in any crime. In future all arms owned by private persons and security agencies will be subjected to the same test.
- FLAME System - (Firearms Licensing Application Monitoring and Enquiry System). This system is developed in Malaysia to assist in maintaining electronic records on all arms.