466. Neglect of duty and malingering.

466.     Neglect of duty and malingering.

It is an offence if any person subject to service law1, without reasonable excuse2: (1) fails to attend for any duty3; (2) leaves any duty before he is permitted to do so4; (3) fails to perform any duty5; or (4) performs any duty negligently6. A person guilty of any of these offences7 is liable to any punishment authorised by statute, but any sentence of imprisonment imposed in respect of the offence must not exceed two years8.

The offence of malingering is committed by a person subject to service law if, to avoid