Habeas corpus writ struck out
KUALA LUMPUR: Bersih 2.0 steering committee chairman Maria Chin Abdullah’s habeas corpus (unlawful detention) application to challenge her detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) was struck out by the Kuala Lumpur High Court yesterday.
High Court judicial commissioner Datuk Nordin Hassan said the legal adviser of the Home Ministry had sent a letter informing of Maria Chin’s release and that they were not filing an affidavit-in-reply to the habeas corpus application.
He said it is no longer necessary for the court to decide on the writ of habeas corpus.
“The court is in no position to decide on the writ. No affidavit-in-reply was filed, what more to decide on the damages,” said Nordin.
“The application of writ of habeas corpus is struck out,” ruled Nordin.