Tony Pua’s travel ban challenge fizzles out

Source: FMT News

Tony Pua-Pic drawn from FMT News

PUTRAJAYA: Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua’s challenge against the decision of the Immigration Department director-general to impose a travel ban has come to an end.

This follows today’s Federal Court ruling that dismissed his application for leave to appeal.

“The law is settled in Loh Wai Kong’s case, as decided by (the then Lord President) Mohamed Suffian Mohamed Hashim,” said Chief Justice Raus Sharif, who chaired a three-man panel.

Loh had sought a ruling that Malaysian citizens are entitled to travel overseas as a fundamental right under Article 5 of the Federal Constitution.

However, the Federal Court bench, led by Suffian, held in 1979 that the right to personal liberty under Article 5 was only to challenge the authorities for any unlawful detention. Read more