MOGAN PALANIANDY v. LEMBAGA PENCEGAHAN JENAYAH MALAYSIA & ORS  1 CLJ 342
HIGH COURT MALAYA, GEORGETOWN
COLLIN LAWRENCE SEQUERAH JC
[CRIMINAL APPLICATION NO: 44-01-01-2016]
19 AUGUST 2016
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