Maria files review bid to challenge travel ban

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Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah has filed a judicial review to challenge a travel ban imposed on her from travelling outside the country.

This follows the authorities' action to bar her from travelling to South Korea to receive an award – Gwanju Human Rights Prize – on behalf of the watchdog on May 15.

She named the director-general of Immigration and the Home Ministry as respondents in an application filed at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur, by the law firm of Sreenevasan.

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