Bersih, 6 NGOs to proceed with legal action despite emergency ending on Aug 1

Hidir Reduan Abdul Rashid

Modified 3 May 2021, 4:49 am

Despite the current emergency in Malaysia slated to end on Aug 1, Bersih and six other NGOs are still proceeding with a related legal challenge.

The seven NGOs’ counsel New Sin Yew today said that it is because the originating summons is not just over the present Covid-19-linked emergency, but also over the validity of a parliamentary amendment to an emergency-related provision in the Federal Constitution.

His explanation was over whether the present legal action would be rendered academic when the emergency is scheduled to end on Aug 1.

The Kuala Lumpur High Court has yet...

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