First day of Ganga Gowri civil suit against 12 defendants including the Royal Police of Malaysia personnel, the hospital and the government. Ganga is the sister of Gunasegaran who died in police custody on the same day Teoh Beng Hock’s body was found, 16 July 2009. 2 witness took stand today, Ganga Gowri and K.Selvachanthiran. […]
Whoever voluntarily obstructs any public servant in the discharge of his public functions, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand ringgit, or with both - Section 186, Penal Code ( Revised 1997 ). This was the charge under which […]
Just got back from Dataran Merdeka about 1am a little while ago. Dropped by to lend moral support to students camping there overnight to protest the manifest injustice that has been meted out to Umar. Umar’s application for a stay of execution of the sentence of imprisonment comes up for hearing in the Kuala Lumpur […]
Najib, UMNO and BN will not do this. We need a new non-BN government post the 13th GE to do this. Repeal the ISA, the OSA, the PPPA, the UUCA, the Sedition Act. All the laws that we’ve been asking to have taken off our statute books and from around our necks for so, so […]
In MCLM’s books, its the Social Inclusion Agenda. Part of our Rakyat Reform Agenda , a reform program we hope a new non-BN government, post the 13th general election, will implement during their term of governance. There’s four parts to the Rakyat Reform Agenda. The powerpoint slide below lists them out. RARA Slide MCLM has […]
As a young 7-year old child, sitting on the stairs of a double-storey government quarters and listening to legal practitioner-uncles narrate their tales, no doubt embellished, that would put many a Bollywood drama today to shame, of court room battles , my imagination was fired. Still too immature to fully understand notions of justice, yet […]
Some years back, the Privy Council, hearing an appeal from New Zealand, made the observation that one cannot refine the law to a point where the law becomes an ass. In my view, once again today, the law was made an ass. The Federal Court today refused leave to former Sabah chief minister Chong Kah […]
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