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Lawyer: MCO arrests 'unjustified', violate Criminal Procedure Code

Darshini Kandasamy

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Modified 7 Apr 2020, 3:51 am

CORONAVIRUS | A Klang Valley-based lawyer has called out the thousands of arrests made for alleged violations of the government-imposed movement control order (MCO) as largely “unjustified”.

According to Jacky Loi, this was as the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) does not provide for the arrests without a warrant for offences punishable with a prison term less than three years, for offences which do not fall under the Penal Code....

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