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MACC: No more orange attire for suspects in court
Published:  Jul 9, 2019 2:13 AM
Updated: 2:49 AM

The MACC will no longer require suspects to don bright orange lockup attire when they are brought to court. 

"This is in line with the presumption of innocence (under) Article 5(1) of the Federal Constitution," chief commissioner Latheefa Koya in a brief statement today.

"While the MACC will not compromise at all in combatting corruption, in doing so, we will at all times uphold the rule of law."

Latheefa also said that the use of handcuffs would now be limited.

"Handcuffs will only be used where necessary, for example, if there is a risk of running away or aggressive behaviour.

"However, the use of handcuffs is not allowed in the courtroom," she said.

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