Appellate court judge in Guan Eng's case recuses himself


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A judge hearing the appeal by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businessperson Phang Li Koon in the Court of Appeal today recused himself after an oral application from lawyers representing the appellants.

The lawyers argued that Justice Idrus Harun, who wrote the judgment in the case involving lawmaker Tony Pua on his right to travel, had given a restrictive view on Article 5 of the Federal Constitution on the liberty of a person, one of the points to be submitted in this appeal.

The application was made by Gobind Singh Deo, who represented Lim, and V Sithambaram, who acted for Phang...

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