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Gov't denies interference over differing punishment for MCO violators

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Modified 6 May 2020, 7:55 am

Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government does not interfere in the judiciary amid questions about the disparity in punishments for violating the movement control order (MCO).

"As a democratic country, we practice judicial independence and the government cannot interfere in the decisions of the courts in determining the punishment of any accused.

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