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Gov't pays Maria Chin RM25,000 in damages over Sosma detention

Hariz Mohd
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The government has agreed to pay RM25,000 in damages to former Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah over the latter's 2016 detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).

Lawyer Gurdial Singh, acting for Maria, said the lawsuit filed last year was settled today through a consent judgment before Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamed.

Gurdial said the government agreed to pay RM5,000 in costs to Maria...

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