Sarawak

Plead Guilty
7%
Discharge Non-Acquittal
5%
Full Trial / Hearing
3%
File Transfer
3%
Court Transfer
2%
Withdrawn
15%
Acquitted & Dismissed
0%
2 year Backlog
0%

Pahang

Plead Guilty
44%
Discharge Non-Acquittal
15%
Full Trial / Hearing
5%
File Transfer
10%
Court Transfer
2%
Withdrawn
17%
Acquitted & Dismissed
8%
2 year Backlog
4%

Pulau Pinang

Plead Guilty
43%
Discharge Non-Acquittal
23%
Full Trial / Hearing
10%
File Transfer
5%
Court Transfer
1%
Withdrawn
14%
Acquitted & Dismissed
4%
2 year Backlog
20%

Johor

Plead Guilty
54%
Discharge Non-Acquittal
20%
Full Trial / Hearing
4%
File Transfer
8%
Court Transfer
2%
Withdrawn
8%
Acquitted & Dismissed
4%
2 year Backlog
17%

Negeri Sembilan

Plead Guilty
50%
Discharge Non-Acquittal
13%
Full Trial / Hearing
3%
File Transfer
4%
Court Transfer
11%
Withdrawn
9%
Acquitted & Dismissed
11%
2 year Backlog
35%

Sabah

Plead Guilty
58%
Discharge Non-Acquittal
7%
Full Trial / Hearing
4%
File Transfer
3%
Court Transfer
3%
Withdrawn
22%
Acquitted & Dismissed
2%
2 year Backlog
1%

Perak

Plead Guilty
35%
Discharge Non-Acquittal
22%
Full Trial / Hearing
21%
File Transfer
1%
Court Transfer
3%
Withdrawn
15%
Acquitted & Dismissed
2%
2 year Backlog
4%

Kedah

Plead Guilty
68%
Discharge Non-Acquittal
10%
Full Trial / Hearing
7%
File Transfer
6%
Court Transfer
1%
Withdrawn
6%
Acquitted & Dismissed
2%
2 year Backlog
12%

Melaka

Plead Guilty
21%
Discharge Non-Acquittal
68%
Full Trial / Hearing
1%
File Transfer
0%
Court Transfer
1%
Withdrawn
2%
Acquitted & Dismissed
6%
2 year Backlog
35%

Kelantan

Plead Guilty
65%
Discharge Non-Acquittal
8%
Full Trial / Hearing
6%
File Transfer
3%
Court Transfer
0%
Withdrawn
8%
Acquitted & Dismissed
11%
2 year Backlog
0%

Kuala Lumpur

Plead Guilty
63%
Discharge Non-Acquittal
25%
Full Trial / Hearing
2%
File Transfer
2%
Court Transfer
2%
Withdrawn
5%
Acquitted & Dismissed
1%
2 year Backlog
48%

Terengganu

Plead Guilty
49%
Discharge Non-Acquittal
11%
Full Trial / Hearing
2%
File Transfer
3%
Court Transfer
0%
Withdrawn
8%
Acquitted & Dismissed
27%
2 year Backlog
29%

Selangor

Plead Guilty
33%
Discharge Non-Acquittal
37%
Full Trial / Hearing
2%
File Transfer
16%
Court Transfer
7%
Withdrawn
4%
Acquitted & Dismissed
1%
2 year Backlog
21%

Perlis

Plead Guilty
12%
Discharge Non-Acquittal
2%
Full Trial / Hearing
1%
File Transfer
0%
Court Transfer
0%
Withdrawn
0%
Acquitted & Dismissed
1%
2 year Backlog
0%

Magistrate Court Disposal/Carry Forward Rate

In the Magistrates Court, the caseload is managed by the senior magistrate who apportions the caseload among the courts available. In Penang (Georgetown), 90% of the criminal caseload involved Dangerous Drugs Act, most of the accused were unrepresented and entered guilty pleas.

The data shows that in 2011, the 157 magistrates processed 1,238 each – averaging 103 cases per magistrate per month. This caseload is high and places considerable pressure on individual magistrates, especially as at present, it is predicated on swift disposal through guilty pleas. When the National Legal Aid Foundation provides legal representation to the accused, this may change (see slide 12 Legal Aid Cases).

MC Carryover Rate

StateRate
Sabah63%
Perlis36%
Selangor33%
Melaka25%
Kedah23%
Terengganu18%
Negeri Sembilan17%
Sarawak16%
Perak14%
Kuala Lumpur14%
Pulau Pinang12%
Johor12%
Kelantan12%
Pahang8%

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