Maria's travel ban lifted, lawyer concerned with arbitrary decision

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The Immigration Department has lifted the overseas travel ban on Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah, but her lawyer has raised concerns over the arbitrariness of the department and the Home Ministry's decision to impose the ban.

Maria's counsel, Gurdial Singh Nijar, told the High Court in Kuala Lumpur today that his client's application is not academic, despite the ban being lifted.

This follows one of the prayers she sought, to restrain the department and the government from issuing the ban arbitrarily.

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