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Court rules constitutional challenge against Sosma as academic

Faisal Asyraf

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Modified 30 Jan 2019, 8:58 am

The Federal Court today ruled that constitutional issue in relation to Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) is academic.

A nine-member bench led by Chief Justice Richard Malanjum made the decision at the court in Putrajaya, saying that there are no proceedings under Sosma in High Court.

Thus, the court dismissed the applications by counsels Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin and Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who represented their clients (former Sosma detainees) to challenge the constitutionality of the act, and allowed the preliminary objection by the deputy public prosecutor Nik Suhaimi Nik Sulaiman...

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