Cops rap Jayathas over claim he was manhandled

TOLERANT: Police says no truth in PKR deputy human rights chief’s allegation KUALA LUMPUR: Police yesterday criticised PKR deputy human rights chief S. Jayathas over his allegation that he was manhandled when making a report at the Dang Wangi station on Sunday. District police chief Assistant Commissioner Zainuddin Ahmad said they had been patient and…

Autopsy done, ‘evidence points to murder’

PETALING JAYA: The preliminary post-mortem conducted at Hospital Kuala Lumpur has revealed that police detainee N Darmindran had died to severe blunt force trauma. HKL pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng’s report, which was given to the deceased’s family last night, ruled out heart attack or asthma as the cause of death as claimed by the…

Magistrate orders immediate release of trio

KUALA LUMPUR: The remand application by the police against Anything But Umno (ABU) movement leader Haris Ibrahim, PKR vice president Tian Chua and PAS’ Thamrin Ghafar has been rejected. All three – arrested yesterday – were ordered to be released immediately. Lawyer Afiq M Noor who was among those who represented the trio wrote on…

Adam Adli charged with sedition

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — Student activist Adam Adli Abdul Halim claimed trial this morning to a sedition charge of attempting to topple the government through street protests. The 24-year-old was charged under section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act 1948 and he faces a jail term of not less three years, or a fine of…

PKR’s Rafizi to stand trial for Bafia charge

PUTRAJAYA: Pandan member of parliament Mohd Rafizi Ramli has to stand trial in the Sessions Court for violating the Banking and Financial Institutions Act (Bafia). This follows the Court of Appeal ruling yesterday which dismissed his appeal to strike out the charge. A three-man bench chaired by Datuk Seri Mohd Apandi Ali said there was…

Horror: Deceased battered, ears stapled

KUALA LUMPUR: His remains were covered in bruises and both his ears were stapled. This was the dreadful sight that greeted the family of N Darmindran at Hospital Kuala Lumpur this afternoon. His wife, M Marry, 26, burst out into tears upon seeing her late husband’s condition and was too distraught to talk to the…

Student activist Adam remanded for 5 days

KUALA LUMPUR (May 19): Student activist Adam Adli Abd Halim has been remanded for five days to allow police to question him over remarks he allegedly made at a post-GE13 forum. His lawyer, Latheefa Koya, said a magistrate this morning approved the application by police to remand Adam until May 23. She said Adam was…

Student activist arrested under Sedition Act

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 – Student activist Adam Adli Abdul Halim was arrested this afternoon under the Sedition Act that his lawyer believes is due to his remarks at a forum on May 13. Adam Adli, 24 (picture), had apparently told a forum at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall this week that…

Nik Nazmi charged for Kelana Jaya rally

PETALING JAYA: PKR communications director Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad was charged at the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court today, under Section 9 (1) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2011 (PAA), for failing to give the police sufficient notice before holding the rally at the Kelana Jaya Stadium last week. Nik Nazmi is the first person to…

Call to set up a justice ministry

PETALING JAYA: Legal activists and experts are calling for the setting up of a law and justice ministry. Lawyers for Liberty founder Eric Paulsen said his foundation had hoped for the establishment of a justice ministry. “We hoped that it would be a priority for Najib when drawing up the new government but sadly this…

Former judge taken to task

His statement does nothing to further cause of unity, says Bar Council chief PETALING JAYA: Former Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohd Noor Abdullah should be investigated for racial incitement under Section 505 (c) of the Penal Code, say lawyers. Bar Council president Christopher Leong told theSun yesterday that such statements made by Mohd Noor…