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MACC: No more orange lock-up attire, handcuffs only if necessary

MACC: No more orange lock-up attire, handcuffs only if necessary


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PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has stopped the practice of bringing in suspects to court in orange-coloured lock-up attire, said MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya today.

In a statement, she said it was in line with the presumption of innocence until proven guilty and Clause 5(1) of the Federal Constitution.

Latheefa also said that handcuffs would only be used if necessary, or if there was a risk of the suspect escaping or behaving aggressively.

“However, the use of handcuff is prohibited in courtrooms,” she said.

Latheefa also stressed that the MACC would not compromise with anyone in its effort to fight corruption and will continue upholding the rule of law at all time.

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