Federal Court rules ex-AIAC director entitled to immunity



The Federal Court seven-member bench today ruled that former director of Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) N Sundra Rajoo is entitled to immunity from prosecution for acts committed while in office.

The bench led by Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, in a unanimous decision, allowed Sundra Rajoo's appeal to reinstate the High Court's decision that he (Sundra Rajoo), as a former high-ranking officer of AIAC, was immune from prosecution for acts done within his official capacity.

“In our view, the word ‘legal process’ employed in Part II of the Second Schedule of the International Organisation (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1992...

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