31 May '13, 9am

The three Bars of Malaysia joint press statement deploring @n_izzah's denial of entry into Sabah

The three Bars of Malaysia — Sabah Law Association, Advocates’ Association of Sarawak and Malaysian Bar — deplore the denial of entry of Nurul Izzah Anwar, a Member of Parliament, into Sabah, upon landing in Kota Kinabalu on 30 May 2013, which was during the Pesta Kaamatan celebrations. By deploying this drastic measure, the Sabah State Government is flouting the guarantee of freedom of movement that is enshrined in Article 9 of the Federal Constitution, which provides that “every citizen has the right to move freely throughout the Federation”. Although the Sabah State Government has the statutory right to restrict entry, this power must be used sparingly, and only with justifiable cause.

Full article: http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/press_statements/joint_pre...

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