Freedom of movement: Covid-19 and the movement control order

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Professor emeritus Shad Saleem Faruqi - Photograph: Yusof Mat Isa/Malay Malay Online

BFM takes a look at what the Constitution says about the movement control order, and what happens if you choose to ignore it, with Shad Saleem Faruqi, a emeritus professor of constitutional law at the University of Malaya and Lim Wei Jiet, a constitutional lawyer.

Article 9 of The Federal Constitution provides that citizens have the right to freedom of movement. The state can, however, lawfully restrict your freedom of movement for the purpose of national security, public order, public health or for the punishment of offenders.

Law & Behold is an ongoing series aimed at improving constitutional literacy among Malaysians, done in collaboration with the Malaysian Bar and the University of Malaya’s Faculty of Law.

Produced and presented by Juliet Jacobs

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