Jet Engine Theft Case : Mindef’s justification is rubbish, says lawyer

The lawyer for former airman N Tharmendran today brushed aside the Defence Ministry’s justification for a group of military personnel who went looking for Tharmendran at his family’s home in Seremban last month.
N Surendran, who is Tharmendran’s lead counsel, said they are outraged that the ministry insists that the visit was normal procedure in seeking out military personnel who go absent without leave.

In hangman’s noose, no answers to be found

Lawyer and parliamentarian Karpal Singh, a prominent advocate for human rights and the Rule of Law, is wrong to call for child rapists to be hanged.

Probably, like a lot of Malaysians, he is horrified and angry over the recent incident involving the blatant rape of a student in a school bus in front of other students and the public.

The rising incidence of rape and violence against children and women is truly alarming, and indicates a deep-seated malaise in our society, a malaise that can be traced to our education system, the incoherent rules by which we live, the lack of respect for the Rule of Law, how our social and economic policies have abandoned large sections of our citizens to a hopeless, dehumanising and wretched poverty.

Our policing have gaping holes. People have no confidence in our policing; that i

We Strongly Oppose Capital Punishment

The recent rape of a 10 year old child in a schoolbus was a terible crime and the young victim and her family may be scarred for life as a result. The perpetrator, if convicted after due process, deserves a heavy prison sentence in retribution for his act. However, we deplore the violent and rash proposals that are emanating from various quarters in a typical knee-jerk reaction to this very disturbing crime. We are particularly appalled by the suggestion by DAP Chairman Karpal Singh that child rapists be put to death. An immediate practical consequence of such a law is that child rapists will then be encouraged to murder their victims in order to escape detection and avoid the gallows.