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Preliminary news from Malaysiakini:

High Court: MACC’s night interrogation illegal

In a landmark decision today, the Kuala Lumpur High Court ruled the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission is not entitled to interrogate witnesses late at night.

Justice Mohd Ariff Md Yusof ruled that it was illegal for the MACC to question its witnesses at night as such questioning must be done during the daytime.

“The term day to day as stipulated in the MACC Act cannot mean round the clock.”

“Following this, the court allows the application for the declaration,” he said.

He also ordered costs to be paid to the plaintiff, Kajang councillor Tan Boon Hwa.

Tan filed a suit on July 22 claiming that the MACC had falsely imprisoned him when he was detained for questioning during the odd hours.

He said that he was questioned late at night along with the dead political aide Teoh Beng Hock on July 16.

MACC meanwhile had contended they had the right to interrogate witnesses at odd hours.

Original entry as appearing at Reach Into Your Soul.

January 2015

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