Travel ban on Tony Pua lifted

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 15 Oct 2016

PETALING JAYA: The travel ban imposed on Tony Pua has been lifted.

The Petaling Jaya Utara MP announced that DAP’s chief legal adviser, Gobind Singh Deo, had been informed by the Attorney-General's Chambers that Pua was free to travel abroad.

“Gobind Singh Deo notified me that the Senior Federal Counsel in A-G's Chambers have informed him that my travel ban has been lifted!

“I was barred from travelling since late July 2015, due to my being investigated by the police for an outrageous crime of conducting ‘activities detrimental to Parliamentary Democracy’, punishable with 20 years jail.

“I've just checked the Immigration website and yes, my status is now ‘Tiada Halangan’ (no restrictions),” said Pua in a Facebook post on Saturday.

Pua had been prevented from leaving the country in July last year, when he was supposed to fly to Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The DAP national publicity secretary later applied for a judicial review.

The High Court, in July 27 this year, however ruled that the Immigration director-general had the power to bar a person from travelling overseas.

“Looking forward to my first trip ‘overseas’!” said Pua.  


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