Court quashes detention order because PM used his 'glamour name' - lawyer

Hidir Reduan Abdul Rashid

Modified 2 Apr 2021, 1:20 pm

The Shah Alam High Court today quashed a preventive detention order which was signed last year by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin who was also acting as home minister at the time.

Lawyer Danial Amir Hamzah told Malaysiakini that this was because the prime minister signed the order using his "glamour name" Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin rather than his government gazetted MyKad name Mahiaddin Md Yasin.

“Under the Ministerial Functions Act 1969, the name stated in the gazette...

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