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Time to provide clear definition of public officer, says COA

Hafiz Yatim  |  Published:  |  Modified:

An appellate court judge has proposed that the apex court or the legislature provides a clear definition of what comprises a public officer.

This is crucial, in the event that a misfeasance in public office suit, like the one filed by DAP national publicity secretary Tony Pua against former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak and the government, be filed again.

In saying so, Justice Yeoh Wee Siam said the Court of Appeal was bound by the Federal Court decision in a suit filed by current Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad against Najib, where it upheld the decision by two previous courts that Najib was not a public officer...

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