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High Court allows LTTE bail hearing to be heard by Federal Court

Yasmin Ramlan
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The Kuala Lumpur High Court today upheld the decision to allow Seremban Jaya state assemblyperson P Gunasekaran to appeal to the Federal Court over his right to bail over allegations in connection with the Tamil Eelam Liberation Tiger (LTTE) group.

Defence lawyer Ramkarpal Singh said the decision was made after two judges disagreed over whether Section 13 of the Security Offenses (Special Measures) (Sosma) Act 2012 violated the Federal Constitution.

"(The adjournment) is important because there are currently two different decisions on this issue in the High Court, and it is, therefore, appropriate for the supreme court of the Federal Court to make a final decision on the issue that will apply to all High Courts and lower courts hereafter...

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