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AG must be careful in exercising prosecution power: Federal Court

Hidir Reduan Abdul Rashid

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Modified 10 Jun 2021, 7:19 am

The Federal Court has strongly advised the attorney-general (AG) to exercise the power of prosecution carefully as those slapped with criminal charges may have their livelihood jeopardised.

Through a written appeal judgment signed by Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, the apex court ruled that the AG’s decision to prosecute, if done based on a misunderstanding of the law, can have enormous consequences for the accused person, the injured party, and society at large...

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