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Seizure and destruction of documents containing libel

    (1)     Upon the conviction of any person for—

        (a)     publishing a blasphemous libel; or

        (b)     publishing a seditious libel—

the Court by which such conviction is recorded may order the seizure and destruction of any documents proved to exist and to contain any such libel or to have been written, printed or published in breach of the said section.

    (2)     Any such order shall be carried into execution not earlier than thirty days from the making thereof or at such time as a court of competent jurisdiction may order.

S. 469AA(3) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 40.41).

    (3)     If the conviction is set aside on appeal, the order for seizure and destruction shall be ipso facto vacated.

S. 469A inserted by No. 7088 s. 2(f), amended by No. 57/1989 s. 3(Sch. item 42.62).

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