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Gerakan man slams civil society's silence on Najib's travel ban

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Gerakan Youth deputy chief Andy Yong has questioned the lack of condemnation over the travel ban imposed on former premier Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor, saying the duo are innocent until proven guilty.

Yong in a statement today said the Bar Council and Bersih's silence was is in contrast to their past objections to travel bans on Malaysians under his coalition's rule.

"Previously during BN's ruling, very often the Bar Council and Bersih often raised their objection that a travel ban violated one’s right to life or personal liberty under Article 5(1) of the Federal Constitution.

“Why are they so quiet now? Didn't our new prime minister talk about the need for rule of law to be followed? Isn't a person presumed innocent until proven guilty?” said the Gerakan Youth leader.

Article 5(1) of the Federal Constitution states: "No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty save in accordance with law"...

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