Seputeh MP Teresa Kok was awarded RM350,000 by the Court of Appeal in her lawsuit against the government over her arrest and detention under the repealed Internal Security Act in 2008.
In the judgment read out by Justice Varghese George Varughese who headed the three-man panel, it said the authorities should have investigated the allegations against Kok properly before detaining her.
It then reversed a previous High Court decision dismissing Kok's suit and ordered the government to pay RM200,000 for general and RM150,000 in aggravated and exemplary damages to the DAP vice president.
“I really thank the Court of Appeal for giving justice to me. This proves that I have been arrested wrongfully and unjustly,” Kok told reporters after the hearing.
“And all these accusations thrown against me that time, we just came into power, the enemy tried to paint anti-Islam, anti-Malay image on the Pakatan Rakyat government and myself. Now you hear very clearly from the judges saying all these allegations are without basis.”
Source -Malay Mail Online-