Court rules Section 62 of MACC Act unconstitutional

The Court of Appeal on Monday ruled that Section 62 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009, which requires accused persons to disclose their defence statements to the prosecution before commencement of the trial is unconstitutional. Justice Datuk Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid, who chaired a three-man bench, made the ruling after allowing the appeals by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon to declare Section 62 as unconstitutional in their corruption cases.