Friday, 22 March 2013

Court says raid on Borders bookstore, seizure of Irshad Manji's books illegal

The High Court here on Friday held that the raid on Borders bookstore,and the seizure of Irshad Manji's controversial book 'Allah, Liberty and Love' were illegal.

On June 18, Berjaya Books Sdn Bhd, which owns Borders, and its two employees, assistant general manager (merchandising) Stephen Fung Wye Keong and Nik Raina Nik Abdul Aziz, had applied for a judicial review to challenge the seizure of the book by Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi).

On June 25, they obtained leave for a judicial review from the High Court to challenge the seizure.

In the leave application, they had sought, among others, a certiorari order to quash the decision by Jawi officers in raiding, searching and seizing the books on May 23 at the Borders bookstore, The Gardens Mall in Mid Valley City.


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