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'Court let people down by rejecting suit on pedantic grounds'

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Constitutional law expert Abdul Aziz Bari is of the opinion that it is possible for the court to take a broader interpretation of what a public officer is.

This, he said, is especially so when it comes to enforcing responsibility and accountability on the government of the day.

“This is an example where pedantic, literal and rigid approach of the law may lead to undemocratic decisions by the court,” said Abdul Aziz in a statement to Malaysiakini.

He added that the notion of public officers or public servants may be taken broadly such as in corruption cases so that the ideal of the law and the Federal Constitution may be put into effect...

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