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Gov't cannot claim damages from Bersih, Court of Appeal rules

Hafiz Yatim  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Court of Appeal in a landmark decision today affirmed that the government and police have no right to institute a claim under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 for damages allegedly incurred in the 2012 Bersih 3 rally.

In upholding the Kuala Lumpur High Court decision, the three-member bench dismissed the appeal by the government and police against the Bersih steering committee members, including its then co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan.

In an unanimous decision, Justice Rohana Yusof said the PAA cannot be used to institute a claim.

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