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AG: Why issue gag order on Najib case when 'the whole world will talk about it?'


KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney Gen­eral Tommy Thomas (pic) is challenging the gag order banning the media from discussing the merits of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s case, saying that it goes against the right of free speech.

The top prosecutor’s objection will be fully heard on Aug 8. Pending that date, High Court judge Justice Mohd Sofian Abd Razak had granted an interim gag order.
“Our position is that we are totally against it in principle, jurisdictionally and constitutionally because that is the right of free speech,” Thomas told reporters at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex here.

He, however, said the prosecution was uncertain about how wide the scope of the gag order was.

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