NSC Act unconstitutional, lawyer tells Federal Court

PUTRAJAYA: The National Security Council (NSC) Act, which came into force on Aug 1, 2016, is unconstitutional as it has taken away a number of basic fundamental rights guaranteed in the Federal Constitution, a lawyer told the Federal Court today.

Gopal Sri Ram, who is appearing for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, said several aspects of the NSC Act had removed the rights to life and personal liberty, freedom of movement, free speech, assembly and association, and right to property.

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